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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 - 10:06
FIVE ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AT POLICE OFFICERS IN AKURESSA
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Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident of shooting two policemen in the Thibbatuwawa area in Akuressa.

Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunesekera stated that there were two army soldiers amongst the suspects arrested yesterday.

Two T-56 rifles were recovered after questioning the suspects and it has been revealed that these were firearms that was reported missing from the Panadura - North Police.

A sergeant and a constable attached to the Akuressa Police Station who were on duty were shot while in pursuit of a motorbike that ignored police orders on the 6th morning.  
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