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March 9, 2009
Fatal attack by Real IRA gunmen rattles Northern Ireland

A splinter group of the Irish Republican Army called the “Real IRA” gunned down two soldiers outside a British base on Saturday night, the first killings of British security forces in Northern Ireland in a dozen years. Two other soldiers and two pizza deliverymen were wounded.

The attack threatened the province’s fragile coalition government of Protestants and Catholics.The killings have caused so much concern that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid a visit to the base today.

Niall O’Dowd, the founder of IrishCentral.com and the Irish America magazine, was active in the 1990s working out a ceasefire with the IRA and joins Martin Savidge to discuss the Real IRA’s background and their impact on the peace agreement.

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#3

[…] the first attack, the Real IRA gunned down two British soldiers — the first British troops killed in Northern […]

#2

Mr. Doyle, When you come to the realization that the number 2 is actually spelled two, and bomb is not spelled boom; I then encourage you to post an intellectual comment. Until then I strongly encourage you to keep your comments to yourself.

#1

Hay when to brits get killed its sad but members of the IRA get are thought as murders. But when a US smart boom kill 45 iraqy Civys there could solder

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