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Three arrested over soldiers' murder

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Three men have been arrested over a gun attack which killed British two soldiers outside Massereene barracks in Northern Ireland last week.

A splinter group called the Real IRA claimed they carried out the murders. Police are questioning the men aged 41, 32 and 21 who were arrested in the Lurgan area of Co Armagh and in Bellaghy, Co Londonderry. Soldiers, Patrick Azimkar, 21, and Mark Quinsey, 23, were ambushed as they took a pizza delivery outside the base hours before flying off to Afghanistan. Two other soldiers were injured and two pizza delivery men were also wounded. Meanwhile police are questioning three suspects in connection with the murder of policeman Stephen Carroll, 48, who was killed by gunmen in an attack Monday night. His funeral was held yesterday and attended by senior officers, politicians and leaders from across the community.