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Two British soldiers were killed and six others injured when a guerrilla land mine exploded under their jeeps in Londonderry, Northern Ireland’s second-largest city, police reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but suspicion fell on the Irish Republican Army, fighting British rule in Northern Ireland. Earlier, the IRA issued a statement saying two elderly men killed a day earlier in a triple murder at a gas station were slain by mistake. It said the real targets were three Protestants reportedly questioned by police about recent attacks on Roman Catholics.


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