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IRA mother condemns dissidents

Patsy Devine
Patsy Devine is the mother of two IRA men killed by the SAS

The mother of two IRA men killed by the SAS has called on dissidents to turn away from violence after she was forced from her home by a pipe bomb attack.

Patsy Devine, 80, and the occupants of seven other houses in Courtrai Park were moved for several hours because of the attack on Strabane PSNI station.

The pipe bomb rebounded off the wall and landed on waste ground.

Mrs Devine said that those who carried out the attack have no support and should end their armed campaign.

Her sons Michael, 22, and David, 17, were killed by undercover SAS soldiers in the town in February 1985.

Mrs Devine said she had "suffered enough".

"Sure the war's over. Who wants it? I don't want it and a lot of people round here don't want it," Mrs Devine said.

"They are going to achieve nothing, because it's over. It's over and done."

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