Northern Ireland’s largest Protestant guerrilla group said it would halt its attacks and wants to rejoin peacemaking efforts.
The statement from the Ulster Defense Assn. -- which has killed more than 400 people in its anti-Catholic fight against Irish Republican Army supporters -- represented a potentially significant step forward in the British province’s decade-old peace process.
The UDA issued its statement two days after London said the group was observing a credible truce again after years of violations. But the UDA also said it would disarm only when its IRA foes did so too.