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IRA woman held over murders freed

Marian Price
Marian Price has been released after questioning

A former Provisional IRA woman who was arrested in connection with the murders of two soldiers in March has been released without charge.

Marian Price, 55, who served a sentence for bombing the Old Bailey, was detained in west Belfast on Tuesday.

A 39-year-old man from Tyrone who was being questioned about the killings has also been released.

A total of 12 people have been arrested in connection with the shootings. Two have been charged.

Price and her sister Dolours were among those convicted for a 1973 bombing outside the Old Bailey in which one person was killed and almost 200 others injured.

She split with the mainstream republicans of Sinn Fein around the time of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

In 2001 she told the BBC that Sinn Fein had committed "treason and treachery" and "sold out on all republican principles and core values".

She is now a spokesperson for the 32 County Sovereignty Movement, considered to be the Real IRA's political wing.

Sappers Patrick Azimkar, 21 and Mark Quinsey, 23, were shot dead outside Massereene barracks.

Two men, prominent republican Colin Duffy, 41, and Brian Shivers, 44, from Sperrin Mews in Magherafelt, have been charged with the murders.

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