[Sinn Fein]

18 July 1996

Enniskillen bombing - suspicion continues

Sinn Fein Chairperson commenting on the revelation that the RUC located the stolen jeep used in the bombing of the Kilyshevlin Hotel several days before the bombing incident said:

``This revelation adds further to the suspicions about the architects of this incident. The RUC now acknowledges that they located the vehicle in advance of the bombing incident. Yet they did not follow their normal procedures adopted in these situation.

``The vehicle, which they knew to be stolen, was left unattended and unobserved.

``The area was not cordoned off, there was no public announcement advising the public to stay clear of the area. In effect this stolen vehicle was located by the RUC and then allowed to disappear.

``The RUC then concealed this information for four days and only admitted this to be true as a result of media enquiries.

``The RUC statement provides more questions than answers in relation to this incident and the associated bombing, particularly given that no claim of responsibility for the incident has been made.''

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