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Sri Lanka troops kill two suspected Islamic State gunmen

Gunmen opened fire on troops when they attempted to storm the house in the town of Kalmunai, spokesman Sumith Atapattu said.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 27 April 2019 4:20 AM GMT

Sri Lanka troops kill two suspected Islamic State gunmen
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Sri Lanka troops kill two suspected Islamic State gunmen
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Colombo: Sri Lankan security forces raided a safe house of Islamic State affiliated terrorists in the east of the country and killed at least two men in an exchange of fire, the military said on Saturday.

Gunmen opened fire on troops when they attempted to storm the house in the town of Kalmunai, spokesman Sumith Atapattu said.

"In our retaliatory fire, two gunmen were killed," he said adding that a civilian caught in the crossfire was also killed.

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(PTI)

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