First death in new Irish regiment

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The first member of the newly-formed Royal Irish Regiment to die since the unit was set up was killed in the north Antrim town of Rasharkin last night.

The man, who has not yet been named, was killed in a shooting incident at a house where he was working at Tamlaght Road.

He is understood to be a member of the RIR, the new security grouping which came into being in July of this year. The regiment is an amalgam of the Ulster Defence Regiment, the locally-recruited force which lost more than two hundred members over the past two decades, and the Royal Irish Rangers.

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