Sep 22, 2021 - World

2 more men arrested in Northern Ireland over murder of journalist Lyra McKee

A resident cycles past a mural featuring murdered journalist Lyra McKee.

A resident cycles past a newly painted mural featuring murdered journalist Lyra McKee in central Belfast on May 7, 2019. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

The Police Service of Northern Ireland on Wednesday arrested two additional men in connection with the murder of investigative journalist Lyra McKee, who was killed covering a riot in Londonderry in 2019, AP reports.

Driving the news: The two men arrested Wednesday, ages 24 and 29, were detained under the Terrorism Act, per AP.

  • Three men have been charged with McKee's murder, including two charged last Friday.

The big picture: The New IRA, a dissident republican group operating in Northern Ireland, has claimed responsibility for McKee's death, and said its members shot the journalist accidentally while targeting police, per AP.

  • The two men charged last week were granted bail and were ordered to return to court on Oct. 7.

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