Northern Irish police arrest two more in connection with murder of journalist Lyra McKee

A mural depicting murdered journalist Lyra McKee is seen in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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.

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