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Dissident republicans shoot photographer, police say

Reports call east Belfast violence worst in a decade


 

Dissident republicans are responsible for the shooting of a Press Association photographer during violence in east Belfast on Tuesday, police say. The photographer underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to his leg on Wednesday. He was one of three people who suffered injuries in the midst of the barrage of bombs, missiles and fireworks thrown at police lines for the second night in a row. Local reports call the violence the worst the area has seen in a decade. Police say between 350 and 400 people were involved in the riots, and blame a loyalist paramilitary group, the Belfast Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), for instigating the violence.

BBC News


 
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