'Security force killings were not crimes' - Bradley

Killings at the hands of the security forces during the Troubles were "not crimes", the Northern Ireland secretary has said.

Karen Bradley was responding to a question from Democratic Unionist Party MP Emma Little-Pengelly about legacy issues.

"Over 90 per cent of the killings during the Troubles were at the hands of terrorists, every single one of those was a crime," she said.

"The fewer than 10 per cent that were at the hands of the military and police were not crimes."

Security force killings 'not crimes'