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Claudy bomb victim’s brother wants answers

By Leona O'Neill

The brother of an eight-year-old girl killed in the Claudy massacre has taken his search for answers to Westminster.

Mark Aiken's sister Kathryn was one of nine people who lost their lives when three bombs exploded without warning in the Co Londonderry village in July 1972.

No organisation claimed responsibility, but the IRA was blamed.

He said he was "knocking on all kinds of doors", including republican ones, to have Westminster take up the cause and help him get answers.

"I am speaking to people everywhere at the moment," he said. "I am talking to Sinn Fein, I am speaking to representatives of the Government in London, the House of Lords and different places. I am banging on every door at the moment." Papers held by the Government about the Army's Operation Motorman - which took place in Derry's Bogside on the same day as the atrocity - were released in 2015. However, files on Claudy have yet to be published.

Mark added: "I'm not taking no for an answer, because I want answers.

"I want to know what happened, why Claudy was attacked and where are the files."

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