Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Wave of Violence Grips Northern Ireland

Tensions are rising in Northern Ireland as a policeman becomes the third murder victim in the province in the past 48 hours. Just like the two British soldiers killed on Saturday, the officer was gunned down. While politicians are united in their condemnation, the worry on the streets is this killing spree may be part of a new campaign not seen for more than ten years.

On Saturday, a gun attack claimed by the Real IRA at an army base in country Antrim that left two young British soldiers dead. Then, two days later, another republican splinter group, the Continuity IRA said it was behind the shooting that left a police officer dead in the town of Craigavon.

http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-03-10-voa30.cfm

2 comments:

Hail Ireland ! said...

It was only a matter of time. We are no closer to a United Ireland now than we were twenty years ago.

we4ireland said...

I am not an Irish but a supporter of the Irish cause. I would like to see a free united Ireland.