Picture this. A man is walking along the Falls Road. It’s lunchtime and the place is busy with people shopping, chatting, working. Suddenly there’s mayhem - shots ring out and passers-by see two men firing point-blank at a man already lying on the ground. The man is rushed to hospital where he dies a short time later. The gunmen are identified as members of the IRA and the killing is acknowledged as a revenge killing: the man in question had annoyed some senior IRA people.
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