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Man arrested over 1990 IRA bomb released

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A man arrested as part of the investigation into an IRA bomb attack that killed a Catholic nun and three police officers in 1990 has been released pending a report to prosecutors.

The 54-year-old suspect was detained at Belfast International Airport on Monday morning.

He was the second man questioned in relation to the 1990 attack in Co Armagh in less than a week.

A 55-year-old man arrested last Thursday was also released pending a police file being submitted to Northern Ireland's Public Prosecution Service.

Sister Catherine Dunne, Constable William Hanson, Reserve Constable Joshua Willis and Reserve Constable David Sterritt were killed when a landmine exploded on the Killylea Road, Armagh, on July 24 1990.

Another woman was seriously injured in the blast.

The arrests have been carried out by the PSNI's legacy investigation branch.


Victims' campaigner Billy McConville dies

A victims' campaigner who was orphaned and allegedly abused in care after the murder of his mother Jean McConville has died.

Billy McConville waived his right to anonymity when he appeared before the Historical Institutional Abuse public inquiry in 2014.

The father-of-four described suffering sexual and physical harm at Rubane House in Co Down, run by brothers from the De La Salle religious order.

The 50-year-old has been living at a hospice - while suffering with cancer. He recently called on politicians to act now to secure justice and compensation for abuse survivors.

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