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Shankill bombing: Hundreds turn out for moving vigil to mark 20th anniversary of atrocity

Emotional scenes during prayer service and vigil to remember the nine people killed in the 1993 Shankill bombing

Hundreds have taken to the streets of west Belfast for an emotional vigil to mark the 20th anniversary of the Shankill bombing in 1993.

Nine civilians were killed - including two children aged seven and 13 - when an IRA bomb exploded at Frizzell's fish shop on October 23.

During tonight's commemoration hundreds descended on the Shankill Road to remember those who lost their lives.

The walk of remembrance marked the memory of those killed in five bombings in the area during the course of the Troubles.

Among the residents and political representatives were the families of those killed in the 1993 bomb attack.

That included Alan McBride, who lost his wife and father-in-law in the bombing, and Michelle Williamson, whose mother was killed.

Wednesday marks exactly 20 years since the IRA bomb attack left nine innocent people dead.

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