Gunmen shoot dead a Muslim, injure 10 in Colombo

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 May 2009, 06:48 GMT]
Masked gunmen arriving in a van with T56 type rifles opened fire Friday around 2:00 p.m on a group of Muslims coming out of Maa’likaavaththai Mosque, killing one and injuring ten of them, sources in Colombo said.

The gunmen fled in the van after firing at the Muslim civilians, according to eyewitnesses.

Tension prevails in Maa’likaavaththai while Sri Lanka Army soldiers have been deployed to strengthen security, the sources added.

 

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