Page last updated at 09:20 GMT, Sunday, 22 March 2009

More time in dissident inquiries

The men were killed over a period of 48 hours

Police investigating three dissident republican murders in Northern Ireland have been granted more time to question suspects.

The PSNI have been given an extra seven days to question a man and a woman over the murder of Constable Stephen Carroll in County Armagh.

He was shot dead by the Continuity IRA. Seven people are now being questioned.

Meanwhile, detectives have been granted more time to question four people over the murder of two soldiers in Antrim.

Sappers Mark Quinsey, 23, and Patrick Azimkar, 21, were shot dead outside Massereene Army barracks two weeks ago. A total of four people remain in police custody over those murders.

Four other people were injured in the 7 March attack by the dissident republican Real IRA.

The two young soldiers were the first to be murdered in Northern Ireland in 12 years.

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