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Prison riot: Inmates killed at Colombo jail

Picture: Reuters

Picture: Reuters

At least 11 inmates of a Sri Lankan prison have been killed in a shootout with security forces. Twenty-four were wounded as rioting prisoners took control of at least part of the facility.

The fighting began when police commandos went to Welikada prison in the capital, Colombo, to conduct a search and were attacked by inmates hurling stones.

 
 
 

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