1970-1979 | Civilians slaughtered | Massacres | Northern Ireland

Army snipers kill five in West Belfast including three children and a priest

9 July 1972 On 9 July 1972, soldiers of the British parachute regiment had taken up position behind sandbags in a lumbar yard on the Springhill Estate in West Belfast. They claimed to have been fired upon first, but civilian witnesses testified that it was the soldiers who opened fire on two cars which had…

1970-1979 | Civilians slaughtered | Ireland | Northern Ireland

Fourteen unarmed catholics shot dead by the army

30 January 1972 On 30 January 1972, fourteen Catholics were shot dead by soldiers of the First Battalion of the Parachute Regiment in the Bogside district of Derry in what was the biggest massacre of civilians by British troops within the United Kingdom for over two hundred years. Some of those killed, were shot while…