Published Thursday, 22 August 2013
The man has been taken to Antrim police station. (© UTV)
Private Michael Harrison, 19, and Private Richard Turnbull, 18, died in an IRA gun attack on Army vehicles at North Howard Street in the city on 29 June 1977.
Private Harrison was from the town of Dinnington in South Yorkshire while Private Turnbull hailed from North Yorkshire.
They were just two days into a four month tour of duty in Northern Ireland when they were killed in a hail of bullets as the army patrol they were travelling in turned into the path of the waiting ambush.
A regimental padre and an officer were both injured in the attack, though not seriously.
The suspect was detained in west Belfast on Thursday morning. He has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
Six people were charged in the wake of the shooting, with one sentenced to life for murder.
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