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Murder of Northern Ireland prison officer denounced

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There has been widespread condemnation following the killing of prison officer on a motorway in Northern Ireland.

Police have blamed the attack on suspected militant nationalists, seeking reunion with Ireland.

Irish Justice Minister Alan Shatter described it as a “brutal and barbaric murder”, while British Prime Minister David Cameron promised to bring the perpetrators to justice.

It’s the fifth fatal attack on a member of the security establishment since the 1998 Good Friday peace deal.