Three inmates killed in attempted Sri Lanka jailbreak

September 12th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Sep 12 (IANS) At least three prison inmates in Sri Lanka were shot dead by prison guards when they attempted to escape from a jail Friday, police said. According to police spokesman S.S.P. Ranjth Gunasekera, the three victims attempted the jailbreak after stabbing one of the prison guards at a jail in the southern Galle district Friday afternoon.

Galle is located 116 km south of capital Colombo.

“The wounded prison guard was rushed to the Galle district hospital and the situation has been brought under control,” Gunasekara said.

He added that the prison authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

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