Northern Ireland: Tit-for-Tat Murder

Shootout at the abbey

Inside their turreted, Norman-style abbey in Ulster's County Armagh one evening last week, Sir Norman Stronge, 86, and his son James, 48, had just retired to the library after dinner. The baronet, once speaker of the Northern Ireland Parliament and a former head of the Black Order (a staunch Protestant group), was relaxing in his ancestral home when suddenly the great wooden doors of the 18th century castle were blasted open by a violent explosion. Through the breach burst eight gunmen. The masked and heavily armed terrorists shot the...

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