At least 15 killed in Sri Lanka shootout

ECONOMYNXT – At least 15 people had been killed in a shootout in Sri Lanka’s east while security forces were raiding a suspected safe house, reports said.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunaskera told local that 12 persons were found inside a house and three men outside the house.

Troops were shot at last night, when they went to raid the location following a tip-off.

Sri Lanka’s security forces had been hunting suspected Islamists in multiple locations and had arrested over 70 persons. (Colombo/Apr27/2019-SB)