The trial of two men accused of murdering two British soldiers in a Real IRA attack on the Massereene Barracks two years ago opened at Antrim Crown Court later today.

Colin Duffy and Brian Shivers also face charges of attempted murder and possession of firearms.

Both men, who are in their 40s, deny murdering British soldiers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar, who were shot dead at Massareene Barracks in Antrim in March 2009.

Four others, including two pizza delivery men, were seriously injured in the attack, for which the Real IRA claimed responsibility.

Mr Duffy, of Forest Glade in Lurgan, Co Armagh, and Mr Shivers of Sperrin Mews, Magherafelt, Derry, have pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The trial is expected to last a number of weeks.