Northern Ireland Terror in the Cemetery

An I.R.A. funeral brings death, another funeral and more deaths

At first the funeral seemed to be at least a melancholic pause in the long and bloody struggle between Ulster's Protestants and Roman Catholics. On the eve of St. Patrick's Day last week, an estimated 5,000 people had gathered at Belfast's Catholic Milltown Cemetery to bury three members of the outlawed Irish Republican Army, the organization dedicated to uniting British-ruled Northern Ireland with the Irish Republic. The I.R.A. trio had been gunned down March 6 by a unit of Britain's Special Air Service regiment in Gibraltar, where, the British government said, the three had planned a terrorist bombing.

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