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2017-08-12

Two individuals have sustained injuries in a gun battle that broke out in Negombo between officers of the Police Special Task Force and a group of individuals travelling in a vehicle with a stock of firearms.

The Police Media Unit said the STF conducted a raid based on a tip off that the group of individuals were on the course to commit a crime.

Accordingly two suspects and the van used for transportation have been taken into police custody.

Two T-6 firearms were found in the van during the incident. Investigations are currently underway.