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article imageTwo separate bombing attempts, one at elementary school

By Justin King     Sep 12, 2013 in World
Yesterday’s bomb, found close to a Belfast primary school, comes just two days after pipe bombs were found near the grave of former RIRA leader Alan Ryan. The grave site was the destination of parade marking one year since his assassination.
Yesterday’s bomb was discovered by a police patrol shortly after noon. The school and parts of the surrounding neighborhood were evacuated. West Belfast is republican stronghold, making it unlikely that any faction of the Irish Republican Army would attempt to detonate an explosive in that neighborhood.
The bombing attempt in Dublin was certainly directed at the Real Irish Republican Army. The bombs found near the cemetery plot of Alan Ryan were targeting the parade and memorial of his death at the hands of underworld gangs of in Dublin. The event was host to several key members of the RIRA.
Today, the British government has ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry in to the 1998 Omagh bombing conducted by the RIRA, which killed 29 people. Loyalist groups vowed vengeance for the 1998 attack. Today, Amnesty International released a report condemning the Irish peace process for not properly addressing incidents of the past.
It is possible, though unlikely, as no organization has claimed responsibility; these attacks are Loyalist retaliation for an attack that occurred 15 years ago.
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