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Teebane bombing remembered 25 years on

The memorial service for the 25th anniversary of the Teebane bombing outside Cooktown in Co Tyrone

A MEMORIAL service was held yesterday ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Teebane bombing outside Cookstown in Co Tyrone.

Eight Protestant workmen died and six others were injured when their van was blown up by an IRA roadside bomb at Teebane crossroads on January 17, 1992.

Those caught up in the attack were all construction workers travelling in the van on their way home from Omagh.

Wreaths and floral tributes were laid beside a memorial to the victims of the bombing during yesterday's service to mark 25 years since their deaths.

Among those who attended were DUP South Antrim MLA Trevor Clarke and his wife, DUP councillor Linda Clarke, whose brother Nigel McKee (22) was among those who died.

Rev William McCrea, a former DUP MP for South Antrim, and loyalist campaigner Willie Frazer also attended the service at Teebane crossroads.

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