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A prayer service and vigil to mark the 20th anniversary has been held for the nine people killed when the IRA planted a bomb in Frizzell's fish shop on Belfast's Shankill Road in October 1993. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

A prayer service and vigil to mark the 20th anniversary has been held for the nine people killed when the IRA planted a bomb in Frizzell's fish shop on Belfast's Shankill Road in October 1993. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

22/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. A prayer service and vigil to mark the 20th anniversary has been held for the nine people killed when the IRA planted a bomb in a  fishmonger's in Belfast's Shankill Road in October 1993. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

22/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. A prayer service and vigil to mark the 20th anniversary has been held for the nine people killed when the IRA planted a bomb in a fishmonger's in Belfast's Shankill Road in October 1993. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Alan McBride whose wife Sharon and his father-in-law John Frizell were among nine people killed when the IRA planted a bomb in Frizzell's fish shop on Belfast's Shankill Road in October 1993, attends a vigil and prayer service to mark the 20th anniversary of the atrocity. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Alan McBride whose wife Sharon and his father-in-law John Frizell were among nine people killed when the IRA planted a bomb in Frizzell's fish shop on Belfast's Shankill Road in October 1993, attends a vigil and prayer service to mark the 20th anniversary of the atrocity. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Northern Ireland- 22nd October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Shankill Road holds vigil and walk of remembrance at difference sites were people were killed in bomb attacks during the trouble on the west Belfast Road.  The was vigil was held ahead of tomorrow's 20th anniversary of the Shankill bomb where 10 were killed in the IRA attack  including one of the bombers.  

Vigil at the scene of the Shankill bomb.

Northern Ireland- 22nd October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Shankill Road holds vigil and walk of remembrance at difference sites were people were killed in bomb attacks during the trouble on the west Belfast Road. The was vigil was held ahead of tomorrow's 20th anniversary of the Shankill bomb where 10 were killed in the IRA attack including one of the bombers. Vigil at the scene of the Shankill bomb.

Northern Ireland- 22nd October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Shankill Road holds vigil and walk of remembrance at difference sites were people were killed in bomb attacks during the trouble on the west Belfast Road.  The was vigil was held ahead of tomorrow's 20th anniversary of the Shankill bomb where 10 were killed in the IRA attack  including one of the bombers.  

Michelle Williamson(right), who lost her mother in the Shankill bomb, pictured at the vigil.

Northern Ireland- 22nd October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Shankill Road holds vigil and walk of remembrance at difference sites were people were killed in bomb attacks during the trouble on the west Belfast Road. The was vigil was held ahead of tomorrow's 20th anniversary of the Shankill bomb where 10 were killed in the IRA attack including one of the bombers. Michelle Williamson(right), who lost her mother in the Shankill bomb, pictured at the vigil.

Northern Ireland- 22nd October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Shankill Road holds vigil and walk of remembrance at difference sites were people were killed in bomb attacks during the trouble on the west Belfast Road.  The was vigil was held ahead of tomorrow's 20th anniversary of the Shankill bomb where 10 were killed in the IRA attack  including one of the bombers.  

The vigil makes its way up the Shankill Road past a mural that's remembers bomb attack in the area.

Northern Ireland- 22nd October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Shankill Road holds vigil and walk of remembrance at difference sites were people were killed in bomb attacks during the trouble on the west Belfast Road. The was vigil was held ahead of tomorrow's 20th anniversary of the Shankill bomb where 10 were killed in the IRA attack including one of the bombers. The vigil makes its way up the Shankill Road past a mural that's remembers bomb attack in the area.

22/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. A prayer service and vigil to mark the 20th anniversary has been held for the nine people killed when the IRA planted a bomb in a  fishmonger's in Belfast's Shankill Road in October 1993. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

22/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. A prayer service and vigil to mark the 20th anniversary has been held for the nine people killed when the IRA planted a bomb in a fishmonger's in Belfast's Shankill Road in October 1993. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Northern Ireland- 22nd October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.

Shankill Road holds vigil and walk of remembrance at difference sites were people were killed in bomb attacks during the trouble on the west Belfast Road.  The was vigil was held ahead of tomorrow's 20th anniversary of the Shankill bomb where 10 were killed in the IRA attack  including one of the bombers.

Northern Ireland- 22nd October 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Shankill Road holds vigil and walk of remembrance at difference sites were people were killed in bomb attacks during the trouble on the west Belfast Road. The was vigil was held ahead of tomorrow's 20th anniversary of the Shankill bomb where 10 were killed in the IRA attack including one of the bombers.

22/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. A prayer service and vigil to mark the 20th anniversary has been held for the nine people killed when the IRA planted a bomb in a  fishmonger's in Belfast's Shankill Road in October 1993. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

22/10/2013 PACEMAKER BELFAST. A prayer service and vigil to mark the 20th anniversary has been held for the nine people killed when the IRA planted a bomb in a fishmonger's in Belfast's Shankill Road in October 1993. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

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A prayer service and vigil to mark the 20th anniversary has been held for the nine people killed when the IRA planted a bomb in Frizzell's fish shop on Belfast's Shankill Road in October 1993. Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

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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