Police arrested two men in connection with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry, Northern Ireland, on Saturday. McKee, 29, was shot and killed in Derry on Thursday as she was watching Irish nationalist youths clash with police during a riot. Police believe the suspects in the murder are linked to the dissident Republican group the New Irish Republican Army, an offshoot of the Irish Republican Army which remains opposed to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and the fragile ceasefire in Northern Ireland. McKee's murder follows the explosion of a large car bomb in Derry in January, which was also blamed on the New IRA. Northern Ireland's political leaders — nationalists and unionists alike — urged for calm following the violence.
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