Northern Irish police arrest two more over killing of journalist Lyra McKee

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  • Wednesday, 22 Sep 2021

FILE PHOTO: A mural depicting murdered journalist Lyra McKee is seen in Belfast, Northern Ireland September 6, 2019. REUTERS/John Sibley

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Northern Irish police on Wednesday arresed two more men in relation to the 2019 killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry, whose death caused outrage in the British-run province.

The men, aged 24 and 29, were arrested under the Terrorism Act by officers investigating McKee's murder, police said.

The New IRA, one of a small number of groups opposed to the 1998 peace accord that ended three decades of conflict between opponents and supporters of British rule, said one of its members shot the 29-year-old reporter dead when opening fire in the direction of police during a riot McKee was watching.

Three men have already been charged with murder - two of them last week - and another two men have been charged with rioting and associated offences.

(Reporting by Padraic Halpin in Dublin; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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