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Northern Ireland terror anniversary overshadowed by fear over police data leak

By Jude Webber

15 Aug 2023 · 3 min read

Northern Ireland paid tribute to victims of the region’s worst terror attack on Tuesday as security experts warned that a huge police data leak has handed a “gift” to violent groups still opposed to the peace process.

When dissident republicans detonated a car bomb in Omagh on August 15 1998 it was a terrible reminder that a landmark peace deal four months earlier that ended 30 years of conflict did not guarantee an end to violence.

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