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Enniskillen to honour victims

RELATIVES of 11 people killed in an IRA Poppy Day bomb in Enniskillen will gather to mark the 25th anniversary of the attack today.

A special memorial service is being held for survivors and relatives of those who died in the town in Co Fermanagh.

Eleven people were killed and 63 others injured in the no-warning bomb attack on November 8, 1987.

A 12th victim, school principal Ronnie Hill, spent 13 years in a coma and died in 2000.

No one has been convicted in connection with the blast at the town's cenotaph shortly before a Remembrance Sunday ceremony. However, a new file on the bombing is to be handed to police.



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