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Last Updated: Friday, 18 June, 2004, 12:23 GMT 13:23 UK
Village remembers pub massacre
Six men murdered by loyalist paramilitaries as they watched a soccer match in a County Down pub 10 years ago are being remembered on Friday.

The Catholic victims were targeted when gunmen opened fire in the Heights Bar, Loughinisland, on 18 June 1994.

The Ulster Volunteer Force carried out the attack during a World Cup match between the Republic of Ireland and Italy.

One of the victims, 87-year-old Barney Green, was one of the oldest people to be murdered during the Troubles.

A special Mass is being celebrated in the village to mark the 10th anniversary of the atrocity.

A man who was in the pub that night has been talking to BBC Radio Ulster about his ordeal.

Anthony Milligan, from Edendariff, was shot a number of times during the attack.

He said he was standing at the bar watching the football when the gunmen came in.

"The next thing we knew, all hell broke loose," he said.

"There were bullets flying everywhere."

He said it was "hard to take in, even to this day".

Ten years on, Mr Milligan still drinks in the pub, but admitted: "It still haunts you when you go in."




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Pub shooting survivor Anthony Milligan
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