one soldier charged with murder and attempted murder

one soldier charged with murder and attempted murder

An army veteran has been charged with murder and attempted murder over the deaths of protestors on Bloody Sunday.

In a landmark decision, prosecutors in Northern Ireland said on Thursday that one elderly former soldier, known only as Soldier F, will face two charges for murder and attempted murder over the events of  January 30 1972.

No charges will be pursued against 16 other British veterans who faced possible prosecution.

Two members of the Official IRA will also not be charged, prosecutors said.

Thirteen civilians were killed and another 14 wounded when British paratroopers opened fire on a civil rights march in Londonderry during the Troubles.

The move to prosecute the veteran, follows a seven-year inquiry by police and prosecutors. It is likely to cause a huge political storm, and accusations that troops have been betrayed.

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