Funeral for N. Ireland soldier

By politics.co.uk staff

The funeral of one of the two soldiers shot dead in Northern Ireland is due to take place later today.

Mark Quinsey, 23, was killed along with Patrick Azimkar, 21, as they collected a pizza delivery at the Massereene Barracks in Antrim.

His funeral is expected to take place at Highters Heath in his home city of Birmingham.

The police service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) are continuing to question four men in connection with the double shooting on March 7th.

The Real IRA have claimed responsibility for the attack, which was followed by the shooting of police constable Stephen Carroll on Monday March 9th.