Real IRA killed soldiers

2009-03-08 20:38

London - The Real IRA has claimed responsibility for a gun attack in Northern Ireland that left two British soldiers dead, Sky News television reported on Sunday, quoting Ireland's Sunday Tribune newspaper.

Sky News reported that the caller, who said they were from the South Antrim Brigade of the Real IRA, gave a recognised code word. The newspaper did not immediately return calls.

The Real IRA, a dissident republican group, was responsible for the massive Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland in 1998 in which 29 people were killed.