INLA says it has given up all its weapons

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The republican Irish National Liberation Army will confirm tomorrow that it has fully decommissioned all its weapons.

The splinter group is believed to have been responsible for 111 murders between its formation in 1975 and its 1998 ceasefire. It came to prominence in 1979 with the murder of Tory Northern Ireland spokesman Airey Neave as he left the House of Commons car park. It was also responsible for one of the most deadly bomb attacks of the Troubles when it killed 17 people at the Droppin' Well pub in Ballykelly, Co Londonderry, in 1982.

The announcement will come the day before the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning ceases to exist.

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