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A police officer shot dead in Ireland was a married father-of-three in his 30s.

The officer was killed while attending a call-out at a house in Omeath, County Leath.

Police have confirmed the gunman is  believed to be a man in his 20s he  opened fire shooting the officer and a woman. 

The man then went on to kill himself. 

He was currently on police bail awaiting trial for dissident republican terrorism. 

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