Saturday, November 10, 2012

Gunfight at Sri Lanka's biggest prison kills 27

At least 27 people were killed and a senior police officer seriously wounded in a gunfight in Sri Lanka's biggest prison that began when police came under fire from inmates, officials and police said on Saturday.

The army brought the violence under control before dawn and freed staff held hostage at the Welikada prison in the capital Colombo, jail officials and military said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/10/us-srilanka-prison-idUSBRE8A905F20121110