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Commemoration event for IRA men killed by SAS at Loughgall [Photos]

By Staff Reporters

Event to commemorate the deaths of eight of the terror group's members killed in Loughgall, Co Armagh, in 1987.

Large crowds gathered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Altmore and paraded to the IRA memorial in the village of Cappagh. The IRA tried to blow up Loughgall police station in Co Armagh in May 1987. Members of the east Tyrone Brigade loaded a 200lb bomb into a stolen digger which smashed through the gates of the station.

The SAS was lying in wait and opened fire, killing all eight members of the IRA unit. An innocent civilian, Anthony Hughes, was also shot dead.

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