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Court rejects Omagh calls request

Aftermath of Omagh bomb
The blast killed 29 people and unborn twins

Relatives of Omagh bomb victims have failed to force the disclosure of mobile phone conversations covertly recorded on the day of the atrocity.

Six families are taking a civil action against five men they blame for the attack which took 29 lives 1998.

They want a court order for the production of tapes, transcripts or notes held by intelligence services.

A judge rejected claims that access to the recordings could help identify those involved in the telephone calls.

The judge said voice identification had been found to be imprecise.

Twenty-nine people died and hundreds were injured in the Real IRA bomb in the County Tyrone town.

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