Page last updated at 09:59 GMT, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 10:59 UK

Man arrested over soldier murders

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

Police investigating the Real IRA murders of two soldiers at an Antrim Army base in March have arrested a 43-year-old man.

The man, who was arrested in west Belfast on Tuesday, is also being questioned about the attempted murder of five people at Massereene Barracks.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man questioned about the murder of Constable Stephen Carroll in Craigavon has been released.

A report will be sent to the Public Prosecution Service.

Sappers Patrick Azimkar and Mark Quinsey were shot dead outside Massereene barracks in Antrim by the Real IRA.

Two days later, Constable Carroll was murdered by the Continuity IRA.

The two young soldiers were the first to be murdered in Northern Ireland in 12 years, while Constable Carroll's murder was the first of a police officer in NI since 1998.



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