OLD WOUNDS

N. Ireland Violence Flares

In a deadly echo of the once-fierce violence in Northern Ireland, gunmen attacked an army base on Saturday night outside Belfast, killing two soldiers and injuring four others. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has denounced the attack as "evil and cowardly" and pledged to forge ahead with peace negotiations in the province."No murderer will be able to derail a peace process that has the support of the great majority of Northern Ireland," he said. The shooting, believed to be the work of dissident republicans who favor a united Ireland, marked the first time soldiers had been murdered in Northern Ireland since 1997.