4 IRA suspects arrested in Catholic west Belfast after police stop car, seize assault rifle

November 21, 2014 1:00 PM

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Northern Ireland police say they are questioning four suspected members of an Irish Republican Army faction after stopping a car in Catholic west Belfast and finding a loaded assault rifle.

The 29-year-old driver was arrested at the scene Thursday night and three other men aged 27, 29 and 46 were arrested in raids on homes overnight. All four were being questioned Friday at the police interrogation center west of Belfast.

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