Two Sri Lankan police officers killed in a murder-suicide

Sept 25, Ampara: An Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and a Chief Inspector have been killed on Sunday in a murder-suicide attempt by the CI in a Special Task Force (STF) Police camp at Maha-Oya in Ampara.

The CI has opened fire at the ASP during an argument resulting in the ASP’s death before turning the gun on himself inside the STF camp, the national news agency of Sri Lanka, Lankapuwath reported.

Both officers wounded had been rushed to the Maha-Oya hospital but the ASP has succumbed to his injuries shortly after admission.

The CI, who was critically wounded, has succumbed to his injuries while waiting for airlift to transfer him to the Kandy General Hospital, the local media reported.

Police are conducting investigations into the shootout.

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