The Moment: Antrim


There are few things more indicative of normal, peaceful life than taking delivery of an order of pizza. That's what British soldiers in Antrim, Northern Ireland thought they were doing on the night of March 7. They found, instead, that they were the targets of a terrorist attack. Two soldiers were shot dead. A couple of days later, a policeman, too, was gunned down. The soldiers were the first to die at the hands of terrorists in Northern Ireland since 1997; the policeman, the first since 1998. Dissident republican groups, whose members had split off from the Provisional Irish Republican Army...

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