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Man arrested over sapper murders

Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimka
Sappers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar died in the Real IRA attack

A 44-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating the murders of two soldiers and the attempted murder of five other people.

Sappers Mark Quinsey, 23, from Birmingham, and Patrick Azimkar, 21, from London, were shot dead at Massereene Army base, Antrim, in March.

The man, who was arrested in mid-Ulster on Tuesday evening, has been taken to Antrim Police Station.

The Real IRA claimed responsibility for the attack.

The soldiers were killed outside the barracks as they collected pizzas they had earlier ordered.

Two gunmen in a car parked nearby opened fire with semi-automatic rifles.

Four other people were seriously injured, including the pizza delivery men.

Prominent dissident republican Colin Duffy is the only person to be charged with the murders to date.



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