Teenagers freed without charge in relation to Northern Ireland journalist's murder

Two teenagers have been freed after they were arrested in relation to the death of a Northern Irish journalist shot dead during riots on Friday.

Lyra McKee was shot dead during rioting in Londonderry's Creggan Estate after a raid by police trying to prevent attacks by republican militants opposed to the 1998 Good Friday peace deal.

Her death came shortly after she posted an image on Twitter of the violence, which she called "absolute madness". She had been standing near a police vehicle when she was shot.

Two men, aged 18 and 19, were later arrested in relation to her murder under the Terrorism Act, but no charges were laid and have since been released from police custody, AP reports.

The men were allowed to leave custody on Sunday night local time as police continue to appeal for information on McKee's death.

AP says a funeral for McKee is scheduled to be held in Belfast on Wednesday.

The shooter was believed to be linked to the dissident republicans.

CCTV footage of the shooting showed a masked attacker lean from cover and shoot towards police and other bystanders.

Saoradh, a political party with links to militants who embrace violence to merge Northern Ireland with Ireland, said in a statement it understood McKee was killed accidentally.