Men held over N Ireland killings

Three suspects arrested over shooting dead of two British soldiers outside base.

    The attack at the army base in Antrim has been condemned by political leaders [AFP]

    Two other soldiers and two delivery staff were injured.

    The attack on the base was followed by the shooting dead of a police officer which was claimed by the Continuity IRA, another group that split from the IRA after a ceasefire was agreed with the British government in 1997.

    Police are questioning three other men over that killing.

    Thousands of people attended the funeral of Constable Stephen Carroll on Friday.

    Politicians from both the republican and unionist - supporters of British rule - camps have condemned the attacks and vowed to continue to work together in the province's government. 

    The two sides agreed to share power in 2007 with Sinn Fein, a republican group with strong links to the IRA, joining the Democratic Unionists in government.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Russian and Syrian presidents meet to discuss strategy against 'terrorism' and political settlement options.

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    We talk to US Congressman Ro Khanna about power politics and debate Mohammed bin Salman's new strategy for the Kingdom.

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.