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Two civilians and five policemen were admitted to the Maha Oya Hospital after a clash that broke out at Samagipura in Maha Oya on Tuesday night.

Police said the two civilians, a man and a woman, were admitted with gunshot injuries while the five policemen were admitted with other injuries.

It is learnt that a group of policemen had arrived at the scene upon information that an individual was being held hostage over a dispute.

Police said the crowd had attempted to attack the policemen while one individual tried to snatch the gun from a policeman and then a fellow policeman opened fire at the mob injuring two individuals.

Five policemen who were also injured in the incident were admitted to the Hospital. (Darshana Sanjeewa and Wasantha Chandrapala)


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