Belfast Telegraph

Still grieving 25 years after Teebane massacre:

by sophie inge

Tomorrow will mark the 25th anniversary of the Teebane massacre - in which eight men lost their lives and another six were injured.

Those caught up in the IRA roadside bomb on January 17, 1992 were construction workers travelling in a minibus on their way home from work at an Army base in Omagh.

Yesterday, a memorial service was held at the site of the Co Tyrone atrocity for which no-one has been convicted.

Relatives of those who died laid flowers and left messages at the memorial that now stands at the scene.

Kenny Donaldson of the South East Fermanagh Foundation, which supports victims of terrorism, said it was "a brutal sectarian atrocity".

He said: "The Teebane massacre was committed by fanatics who stole the lives of hardworking men.

"They were murdered because others decided that their lives were expendable, that they were opponents to their fascist ideology.

"The thoughts and prayers of our organisation and the community should and must be with all those involved. However, that's not enough in itself.

"A new desire must exist within the political, criminal justice and civic spheres to practically support those impacted, whether that be in responding to justice, truth and accountability requirements for those impacted, or the provision of necessary practical supports to ensure that those bereaved and injured are provided for as they battle daily living."

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