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April 27, 1986

British troops shot and killed a leading Irish Republican Army gunman in Northern Ireland as he and an accomplice prepared to launch an attack on security forces, officials said in Belfast. Sinn Fein, the legal political wing of the outlawed IRA, identified the dead man as Seamus McElwaine, 25, a convicted double murderer. He was serving a life sentence when he broke out of Maze Prison near Belfast along with 37 others in September, 1983. McElwaine's companion, who sources identified as Kevin Lynch, was in serious condition with gunshot wounds.

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