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Four Charged Under Terrorism Laws Over Death Of Lyra McKee

Police investigating the killing of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead by paramilitary gunfire in Northern Ireland last month, have made four arrests.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland says males aged 15, 18, 38 and 51 were arrested in Londonderry on Thursday under terrorism legislation, in connection with violence in the city the night McKee died.

McKee, who was 29, was killed as she watched rioting in the city, also known as Derry, on April 18.

Dissident paramilitary group the New IRA, which opposes Northern Ireland's peace process, says its members killed her by accident when firing at police.

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Police released CCTV of the moments before Lyra McKee, 29, was shot an killed, probably by a stray bullet aimed at police, during the rioting.

In the video, McKee can be seen standing in a crowd of onlookers as rioters clashed with police.

Later in the video, the alleged masked gunman can be seen looking around a building corner, before he points the gun and fires.

Lyra McKee. Image: Family Handout

Three people had earlier been arrested and released without charge.

McKee's death caused wide shock and grief in a region still shaken by tremors from decades of violence.