Assailants shot and killed four men and seriously wounded a fifth at a village pub in Northern Ireland, police said.

No organization immediately claimed responsibility for the shooting Sunday night in Cappagh, 50 miles west of Belfast. All the dead in the pub, which was popular with Roman Catholics, were Catholic and locals said they suspected a Protestant "loyalist" gang killed them.Two men were being held for questioning Monday, according to the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Police identified the dead as John Quinn, 23; Dwayne O'Donnell, 18; Thomas Armstrong, 52; and Malcolm Nugent, 21. Malachy Rafferty, 2l, was reported in serious condition at Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.