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Six released over paramilitary shootings probe in Belfast

By Staff Reporter

Published 29/11/2016

The men were released by police.
The men were released by police.

Six men arrested by police investigating paramilitary shootings in October in Belfast have been released unconditionally.

The men aged between the ages of 39 and 50 were detained by detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch after a series of raids.

Belfast man Joe Reilly (43) was gunned down in Poleglass in October. A 56-year-old man was shot six times in the legs after being abducted in the Ligoniel area the same month.

And a man was badly injured in a paramilitary-style shooting just yards from St Peter's Cathedral in the Divis area at the very end of September.

Dissident republicans are suspected of being behind the spate of shootings.

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