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British government needs to come clean over MRF - Kelly

2 December, 2015 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has said the British government needs to come clean over the actions of the Military Reaction Force (MRF). 

Mr Kelly said; 

"The PSNI investigators looking into the activities of the MRF have now appealed for information about 18 shootings, including two killings. 

"Members of the MRF were involved in drive-by shootings of nationalist civilians which security sources then blamed on loyalists. 

"This unit were members of, and directed by, the British army so the British government bears full responsibility for their actions. 

"They have a duty and a responsibility to co-operate with the PSNI investigation. 

"To date the British government has absolutely failed to live up to its responsibilities on dealing with the past. 

"It needs to step up to the plate and come clean on the activities of MRF and its other state agencies which were involved in the targeting and killing of Irish people." 

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