Arrests in N. Ireland Shootings

Police in Northern Ireland arrested three men suspected of murdering two soldiers and a policeman in Northern Ireland in attacks harking back to the country's violent past. It appears the attacks did not provoke the type of reaction the suspected attackers' anti-British splinter groups, the Real IRA and Continuity IRA, had hoped for. Instead of inspiring new turmoil, the killings—the first of their kind in a decade—served as a signal to the world that times have changed in Ireland. Protestants and Catholics alike condemned the murders, and the splinter groups have been portrayed as anachronisms. The new peace is not all-encompassing, though; when one of the suspects was arrested in his hometown, riots broke out among young Irishmen who "threw gasoline bombs at police."