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December 29, 1985

Police said they arrested 18 Irish nationalists in house-to-house raids in more than five cities in Northern Ireland and confiscated documents and tape recordings as part of an investigation into serious crimes. The predominantly Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary did not identify those arrested, but news reports said they included Martin McGuinness, a member of the advisory Northern Ireland Assembly, and local councilmen belonging to Sinn Fein, the legal political arm of the outlawed Irish Republican Army.

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