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Man shot in leg in Armagh city

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Police have appealed for witnesses to the shooting

A 24 year-old-man has been shot in the leg in a paramilitary-style attack in Armagh.

He was attacked in the Culdee Street area of the city at about 2200 GMT on Thursday.

Four or five masked men entered a flat and dragged the man outside and shot him in the left knee with a rifle.

He was taken to hospital, though his injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Detectives in Newry are appealing for witnesses.

Dissident republicans have been responsible for an upsurge in similar shootings in Northern Ireland over the past year.

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