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Last Updated: Friday, 5 January 2007, 11:30 GMT
Service will remember IRA victims
Kingsmill massacre
Ten Protestant workmen were killed in 1976 Kingsmill massacre
An annual commemoration of a massacre 31 years ago in south Armagh will take place without any politicians invited.

Ten Protestant workmen were shot by the IRA in the Kingsmill massacre near Bessbrook on 5 January 1976. Two people survived the attack.

Willie Fraser of victims group Fair said many felt the current negotiations with Sinn Fein were a step too far.

"We know no final decision has been taken yet, but some of the families feel let down," he said.

"They would prefer that politicians weren't invited, so at their wish we didn't invite any this time to speak at it."

Among those attending last year's service were DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson and Ulster Unionist MLA Danny Kennedy.

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