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22/09/2021

New IRA admits murder of Lyra McKee

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The New IRA has admitted responsibility for the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee in Derry last Thursday night. In a statement released to the 'Irish News' the armed group offered its "sincere apologies" to her family. The statement said: "In the course of attacking the enemy Lyra McKee was tragically killed while standing beside enemy forces. "The IRA offer our full and sincere apologies to the partner, family and friends of Lyra McKee for her death. "On Thursday night, following an incursion on the Creggan by heavily armed British crown forces which provoked rioting, the IRA deployed our volunteers to engage. "We have instructed our volunteers to take the utmost care in the future when engaging the enemy and put in place measures to help ensure this."

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