Paramilitary display follows death of convicted bomber in west Belfast

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Shots have been fired during a paramilitary-style display in Northern Ireland.

Social media footage showed masked men wearing white shirts and black ties discharging several rounds into the air in west Belfast.

It followed the death of a man convicted of killing two children and a soldier in a republican bomb attack during the Troubles.

Martin McElkerney, 57, was taken to hospital after he was discovered critically injured at Milltown Cemetery in Belfast on Thursday.

Police said they were not looking for any other person in relation to his death.

He was released from prison in 1999 under the Good Friday Agreement, whilst serving a life sentence for the INLA bombing at Divis Flats.

The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) is suspected to have been behind 120 killings during the conflict.

 

 
 
 
 

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