An assault rifle displayed at London’s Imperial War Museum has been removed after it emerged that it was linked to a terror attack in Northern Ireland in 1992, the police ombudsman said on Friday. The VZ58, which looks like a Kalashnikov, had been included in an exhibition on three decades of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles, in which 3,500 people were killed. Five Catholics including a 15-year-old boy were killed in the 1992 attack by Protestant paramilitaries on a sports betting shop in Belfast. Relatives of the victims believed that the weapon ‘had been destroyed’, the police service of Northern Ireland ombudsman said in a statement. ‘The rifle is now undergoing forensic examination,’ it said. The weapon was taken from the museum late last year, but details of its removal only emerged

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