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Prison officer killed in Northern Ireland motorway shooting

Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 motorway where prison officer David Black was shot as he drove near the town of Lurgan, Northern Ireland November 1, 2012. A prison officer was killed in Northern Ireland on Thursday when he drove into a hail of bullets and crashed off a motorway at high speed, in an attack blamed by politicians on militant nationalists. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 motorway where prison officer David Black was shot as he drove near the town of Lurgan, Northern Ireland November 1, 2012. A prison officer was killed in Northern Ireland on Thursday when he drove into a...more

Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 motorway where prison officer David Black was shot as he drove near the town of Lurgan, Northern Ireland November 1, 2012. A prison officer was killed in Northern Ireland on Thursday when he drove into a hail of bullets and crashed off a motorway at high speed, in an attack blamed by politicians on militant nationalists. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 motorway where prison officer David Black was shot as he drove near the town of Lurgan, Northern Ireland November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 motorway where prison officer David Black was shot as he drove near the town of Lurgan, Northern Ireland November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 motorway where prison officer David Black was shot as he drove near the town of Lurgan, Northern Ireland November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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