13:53 21 November 2013
Ex-members of the Military Reaction Force (MRF) has spoken publicly for the first time where they revealed that unarmed civilians were killed by soldiers from an undercover unit used by the British army in Northern Ireland during Belfast troubles.
They added that their group, which was dissolved in 1973, was tasked with “hunting down” IRA members in Belfast.
One former member of the unit said: "We never wore uniform - very few people knew what rank anyone was anyway.
"We were hunting down hardcore baby-killers, terrorists, people that would kill you without even thinking about it."
Another former MRF soldier added: "If you had a player who was a well-known shooter who carried out quite a lot of assassinations... then he had to be taken out.
"[They were] killers themselves, and they had no mercy for anybody."
When asked if they made an assumption that somebody has a weapon, one former soldier replied, “occasionally.”
He added: "We didn't go around town blasting, shooting all over the place like you see on the TV, we were going down there and finding, looking for our targets, finding them and taking them down.”
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