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Unionist Paramilitaries responsible for Maghera bomb

9 May, 2004

Sinn Féin Mid Ulster MP Martin McGuinness has said that he believes that unionist paramilitaries were responsible for a pipe bomb left in a Maghera hotel last night. Mr. McGuinness said:

"The placing of a pipe bomb in a Maghera hotel last night could have undoubtabley led to serious injuries if it had gone off. It is my belief that this device is the work of one of the unionist paramilitary gangs.

"In recent years there have been a number of incidents of unionist paramilitaries being involved in attacks on catholics in the Maghera area. I would appeal to local people to remain vigilant in the time ahead given the nature of this attack. ENDS

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