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Monday 22 September 2014

Bazzi to be deported

Published 12/08/2014 | 02:30

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A LEBANESE man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers on peacekeeping duties in 1980 has admitted lying to the authorities to gain access to the United States.

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Mahmoud Bazzi (71) will now be deported back to his native Lebanon, where he could ultimately stand trial for the abduction, torture and double killing on April 18, 1980.

Three Irish soldiers were abducted, allegedly by Bazzi - a Christian militia leader - while they were serving with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon.

Correction

Baby Patrick Maughan who was seriously injured in a car crash on Sunday afternoon in Finglas, Dublin passed away yesterday.

We apologise sincerely to the family of the child for erroneously reporting yesterday the baby died on Sunday. This was based on information received.

New multi-millionaire

THE country's latest millionaire - who always promised himself that he would win the Lotto one day - completed his mission when he collected his cheque for almost €6m.

The winner bought his lucky Lotto €8 Quick Pick ticket in the Spar/Esso station in Irishtown, Co Kilkenny.

There were tears of joy and cheers from his family as he was presented with the cheque for €5,935,632 by National Lottery staff.

"It couldn't have happened to a better lad," said his mum.

Irish Independent

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