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Ex-soldier to be charged in Bloody Sunday killings

AP  |  London 

A former British soldier is set to be prosecuted in connection with the deaths of two civil rights protesters in more than 40 years ago, part of an event known as

One former soldier, identified as soldier "F',' was one of 17 former members of the 1st Battalion whose actions in on January 30, 1972 were being considered for criminal charges.

He is to be charged with two murders and four attempted murders during

The potential for charges follows a decade-long investigation that concluded soldiers killed 13 unarmed demonstrators protesting Britain's detention of suspected Irish nationalists.

The victims' families have called for justice, while supporters of the soldiers say it is unfair for them to face charges decades after the events.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 16:55 IST