Saturday 17 March 2018

Woman in court over soldier killings at Massereene reporters

A 57-YEAR-OLD woman has been charged in connection with the killing of two British Army soldiers in Co Antrim.

The woman will appear at Belfast Magistrates Court today charged with providing property for the purposes of terrorism.

Sappers Patrick Azimkar and Mark Quinsey were shot dead outside the Massereene army base in Antrim in March 2009. They were collecting a pizza delivery just hours before they were to be deployed to Afghanistan.

A number of others were wounded in the attack when dissident republicans sprayed them with automatic gunfire.

The woman was originally arrested in November 2009 and released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Two men are due to stand trial later this year for the murder of the soldiers.

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