British PM apologises for Bloody Sunday killings

15th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

Prime Minister David Cameron apologised on behalf of the British government Tuesday for the killings of 13 civilians by British soldiers on so-called Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland in 1972.

Cameron told lawmakers in parliament that some of the paratroopers had lost their "self control".

"Some members of our armed forces acted wrongly," he said.

"The government is ultimately responsible for the conduct of the armed forces. And for that, on behalf of the government, indeed on behalf of our country, I am deeply sorry."

© 2010 AFP

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