Two men held over murder of prison officer on M1
Suspected dissidents arrested in Cavan and Leitrim over drive-by attack on David Black
Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 motorway where prison officer David Black was shot as he drove near the town of Lurgan on November 1st, 2012. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.
Two suspected dissident republicans have been arrested over the murder of a prison officer in Northern Ireland.
Gardaí said they arrested two men as part of investigations into dissident republican activities and the murder.
A number of searches were carried out in the Leitrim and Cavan areas and the two men were detained under anti-terror laws, section 30 of the Offences against the State Act.
They are being held at Garda stations in the Cavan area and can be kept in custody for up to 72 hours.