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Two cops in hot pursuit shot in Akuressa

Two police officers who were on duty on the Akuressa–Thibbatuwawa road were shot by an unidentified gunman earlier today (06), the Police Media Division (PMD) said.

The incident occurred around 1.00am this morning when a motorcycle without a license plate had disregarded police signals to stop.

The two officers were in hot pursuit of the bike when one of the riders had opened fire on them, Police said.

The injured officers are currently receiving treatment at Matara District General Hospital.

Akuressa Police is carrying out further investigations.