IRA suspect to go on trial in Germany for 1996 attack on British Army barracks

IRA suspect to go on trial in Germany for 1996 attack on British Army barracks
A 1996 file photo of British soldiers walking to a police van in front of a pick-up truck at a side entrance to the Osnabrueck British Quebec barracks after the mortar attack.

A 48-year-old man from Belfast will go on trial in two weeks on allegations he took part in an IRA attack on a British barracks in Germany more than 20 years ago, a German court said.

Ireland extradited James Anthony Oliver Corry, a British citizen, in December to face attempted murder charges.

The dpa news agency reported on Wednesday that the Osnabrueck state court said he would go on trial on July 26.

Prosecutors allege Corry was in an IRA unit that fired three mortar shells onto the grounds of the Quebec Barracks in Osnabrueck on June 28, 1996.

Only one of the shells detonated on the property, damaging buildings and vehicles but injuring nobody.

The Provisional IRA killed nearly 1,800 people from 1970 to July 2005, when it formally renounced violence.


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