Lyra McKee, 29, shot during riots in which petrol bombs were thrown and cars set alight

Police in Northern Ireland are blaming dissident republicans for the death of a journalist during shooting and rioting in Derry on Thursday night.

Lyra McKee, 29, who made her name writing about growing up gay in Belfast, and published investigative pieces with BuzzFeed and the Atlantic, died after being shot during a night of clashes in which petrol bombs were thrown and vehicles hijacked.

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