Two soldiers killed after gunmen strike

AN attack on an army base in Northern Ireland which killed two soldiers was today condemned by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

AN attack on an army base in Northern Ireland which killed two soldiers was today condemned by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Four other people were also injured when gunmen struck at Massereene army base in County Antrim last night.

No one has said they carried out the attack, but it is thought to be the work of dissident republicans.

The soldiers are the first to be murdered in Northern Ireland since Lance Bombardier Stephen Restorick was killed by an IRA sniper in 1997.

The dead men, both in their early 20s, were due to fly to Afghanistan soon.

Mr Brown said: “I think the whole country is shocked and outraged at the evil and cowardly attacks on soldiers serving their country.

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"We will do everything in our power to make sure that Northern Ireland is safe and secure and I assure you we will bring these murderers to justice.”

All four injured men are being treated at Antrim Area Hospital.

Of those who were injured, one person is critical, two are in a serious condition and another is serious but stable.

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