Army 'killed unarmed NI people'

Former members of an undercover British army unit have claimed to BBC's Panorama that they killed unarmed civilians in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Yesterday the country's attorney general called for an end to prosecutions before 1998.

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NI Attorney General: End Troubles prosecutions

Northern Ireland's Attorney General John Larkin has called for an end to prosecutions relating killings that took place during the Troubles in his country.

Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin speaking to reporters Credit: Paul Faith/PA Archive/Press Association Images

He said the measure would entail drawing a line under police investigations, inquests and inquiries into any relevant killings that took place before the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

He said the proposal was a logical consequence of the Agreement and denied it was a formal amnesty, but conceded that many will interpret it as one.

More than 3,500 people were killed during three decades of conflict in Northern Ireland.

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