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MPs wanted troops withdrawn from Belfast after killings

By David Blevins, senior Ireland correspondent
MPs wanted troops withdrawn to let "the Irish get on with butchering each other" after two army corporals were murdered at a funeral in Belfast.
Newly declassified files, released under the 30-year rule, reveal the depth of anger in London following the brutal killings of David Howes and Derek Wood.
The undercover soldiers from the Signals Regiment were dragged from their car, beaten and shot by the IRA after inadvertently driving into a funeral cortege.
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