Authorities in Northern Ireland say they have arrested three more people in the killings of two soldiers and a police officer in the province last week. A total of four people are now in custody over the killing of soldiers Cengiz “Pat” Azimkar, 21, and Mark Quinsey, 23, at the Massereene barracks March 7. Five people have been detained over the shooting of policeman Stephen Carroll, 48, in Craigavon on March 10.
A police officer was killed in a shooting in Northern Ireland late Monday, just two days after two British troops were killed at a military base there, authorities said. Police said the officer was shot in the head in Craigavon, a town southwest of Belfast. The victim and a fellow officer were responding in a police car to a call of unknown origin when the shooting occurred, police said.
It was supposed to be a thing of the past.