[Sinn Fein]

15 August 1998

Omagh bomb appalling and indefensible

Sinn Fein MP for Mid Ulster Martin McGuinness reacting to the news of the bomb in Omagh today said:

``I am appalled and disgusted at what has happened in Omagh today. It was an indefensible action.

``My thoughts are with the families of those who were killed and of course with the many people who were injured. I offer my condolences to the bereaved families and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

``This appalling act was carried out by those opposed to the peace process. It is designed to wreck the process and everyone should work to ensure the peace process continues. I call on whatever group was responsible to stop immediately.

``Those responsible are aligning themselves with the forces opposed to a democratic settlement of the conflict here.''

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