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Man shot in hands, ankles, knees and calves in Belfast

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A man has been shot in the hands, ankles, knees and calves in west Belfast.

The 24-year-old was attacked by four men in the Downfine Gardens area shortly after 2130 GMT on Thursday.

He suffered seven to eight gunshot wounds. However, police have said his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

SDLP Policing Board member Alex Attwood said he believed dissident republicans were behind the attack.

Police are trying to establish a motive and have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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