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Omagh Bomb Victims Remembered

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The victims of the Omagh bombing will be remembered today, 20 years on since the atrocity.

Twenty-nine people died in the attack, including a woman pregnant with twins.

A memorial service will take place in the Co Tryone town this afternoon.

The Good Friday Agreement had been signed just months before a car bomb was to devastate the town of Omagh on August 15th 1998.

Twenty-nine people were killed including a woman pregnant with twins on that summer afternoon in the Co Tyrone town.

The names of the 28 Omagh bomb victims read out at a vigil attended by several thousand people outside Belfast City Hall on August 18th 1998 | Image: PA Archive/PA Images

The attack resulted in the greatest loss of life in any single act of terror throughout The Troubles.

The Real IRA claimed the attack, a dissident republican movement opposed to the Good Friday Agreement.

Relatives and surviving victims of the Omagh bomb, 20 years ago, will today come together for a memorial service for the 31 victims.

Enterprise Minister Heather Humphreys will represent the Irish Government at the event.


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