SECRET files show police were convinced IRA “peacemaker” Martin McGuinness ordered an atrocity dubbed Bloody Monday.The terrorist-turned-politician was hailed a hero by world leaders after his death aged 66 this week.But he is believed to have directed the 1972 Claudy bombings in Northern Ireland, which left nine dead, including a little girl.Kathryn Eakin, eight, became a symbol of the horror after she was blown up while washing the windows of her parents’ grocery store.Three car bombs devastated the village in County Derry in one of the most notorious unsolved attacks of The Troubles.A 2003 intelligence report says a trusted source said McGuinness was responsible.The claims were taken so seriously that one senior Special Branch officer gave the information the highest “A1” intelligence rating.McGuinness, who was Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland for a decade until this January, was the IRA’s second-in-command in Derry at the time of the attack.The files show he was one of five suspects investigated in a fresh Northern Ireland police probe in 2005.But the case against him was dropped a year later.Four arrests were made, but there were no charges.Last night sources said senior Northern Ireland cops believed “political” pressure forced an end to their probe.One… Read full this story
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