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Foreign hit-squad used to carry out military style rampage

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Foreign hit-squad used to carry out military style rampage

Detectives believe that the assassins who turned a weigh for the ‘Clash of the Clans’ boxing card into a gangland war zone were hitmen brought in from abroad.

As gardai investigate the killing which left Christy Kinahan’s ally David Byrne (35) dead and two more injured, it has become clear that more than six people were involved in the audacious hit.

Sources say that there were more than 10 people involved in the military style operation, including undercover spotters who were in and around the hotel beforehand.

Gardai now suspect that a foreign hit squad were brought in to carry out the attack as the identity of the middle aged man in a flat cap who was photographed by Sunday World, has baffled detectives and gardai across Ireland.

The Continuity IRA has claimed responsibility for the military style attack on members of the Kinahan crime syndicate. In a statement to the BBC a man claiming to speak on behalf of the leadership of the Continuity IRA said its members were responsible for the shooting, read the full story here.

“You don’t get to be middle-aged and involved in crime without some member knowing you. That’s a strong indicator he is from outside the state,” a source told The Irish Daily Star.

“There would of course have been Dubliners there as they were looking for people they knew and witnesses heard at least one local accent, but some of them were likely foreign.”