Britain’s Brown To Visit Northern Ireland
LONDON — British Prime Gordon Brown is on his way to visit soldiers outside Belfast following the first deadly attack on Northern Ireland security forces in 12 years.
He also plans to meet on Monday with police and political leaders following the shooting deaths of two British soldiers by IRA dissidents Saturday night.
Police say two men opened fire from a car as four soldiers — who were just hours away from being deployed to Afghanistan — met pizza delivery men at the entrance of the Massereene army barracks in Antrim, west of Belfast.
All four were wounded, two fatally. The two delivery men were also shot and wounded.