A large crowd gathered in Claudy this evening to remember the 1972 bomb attacks which killed nine people in the village.

The victims died when three cars bombs detonated in the County Derry village on July 31, 1972.

The victims were both Catholic and Protestant, the youngest of whom was just eight-years-old.

Thirty other people were injured.

No group has ever claimed responsibility for the attack.

This evening, the victims’ relatives were joined by representatives of the main churches for a memorial service at the car park which houses the monument remembering the victims.

The service was also attended by families of those killed by the IRA in the Remembrance Day bombing in Enniskillen in 1987.

Also among the crowd at tonight’s memorial service were DUP leader Arlene Foster and former Ulster Unionist Party leader Reg Empey.

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