Gunmen kill 7 in Sri Lanka prison bus shooting

At least seven persons including a prominent underworld figure Aruna Udayashantha alias Samayan and two prison officers were killed when a prison bus was shot at in Kalutara today morning.

Gunmen kill 7 in Sri Lanka prison bus shooting

COLOMBO: Attackers opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo on Monday, killing five prisoners and two armed guards in the worst gang-related violence to hit Sri Lanka in decades. Gunmen sprayed bullets at the bus as it drove through a wooded area, police said, adding that four guards escaped with gunshot injuries.

The prisoners were being driven to court for a hearing when the audacious daytime attack took place, police said.

“It is believed that the shooting was a result of enmity between two underworld gangs,” police said in a statement. “Investigations are under way.”

Security for underworld suspects had been tightened following a similar shooting on a prison bus that seriously wounded another suspected gang leader in the capital in March last year. Six people were killed in two separate incidents on that day, but police said Monday’s bus ambush was the deadliest gang-related attack in Sri Lanka in living memory.



Source : PTI

Related Post

Gotabaya says he will not enter politics
views 41
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, says he will not enter politics. Gotabaya Rajapaksa a...
Coast Guard releases Pakistani ‘terror boat’ video
views 64
NEW DELHI: The Coast Guard on Friday has released a video footage of the Pakistani "terror boat" incident that took place on December 31. After releas...
20 Indians killed in Saudi-led strikes in Yemen
views 41
DUBAI: A Saudi-led alliance killed at least 20 Indian nationals in air strikes on fuel smugglers at a Yemeni port on Tuesday, fishermen said, and more...
Modi leads International Yoga Day celebrations in India
views 71
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga along with thousands of people at a mass ceremony in New Delhi’s ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, to mar...
Jaffna Tamil Students demand to eliminate drugs Supply(Pictures)
views 104
The Ministry of Education of the Northern Province together with Jaffna Zonal Education Department today organized protest on demanding to control her...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK