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Three Men Arrested in Connection With British Soldiers Killing

Three men were arrested in connection with the killing of two British soldiers in Northern Ireland, a spokesperson for the Northern Ireland police told CNN Saturday.

The three men, ages 41,32, and 21, have been taken to the police service’s Serious Crime Suite in Antrim, Reuters reports. The shooting has raised fears of a return to the violence which Northern Ireland suffered until the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998, a period known as The Troubles in which over 3,000 people were killed.

Two days after the soldiers were shot, a police officer was shot and killed while responding to a call in Craigavon.

The Continuity IRA, another splinter group, has claimed responsibility for the newest killing while politicians from both sides of the spectrum have condemned the attacks, calling them “wicked and murderous.”