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200 gather to mark Narrow Water bombings 40th anniversary

A service to mark the anniversary of the killing of 18 soldiers by two IRA bombs has been told that those who come to remember should do so in peace. The bombers targeted a convoy of vehicles transporting Parachute Regiment soldiers from Ballykinler barracks to Newry on August 27 1979. As they passed the old Narrow Water castle ruins, IRA members remotely detonated the two bombs from a firing point across the Newry River in the Republic of Ireland.

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