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* Police attacked during illicit liquor raid in Sri Lanka's Eastern Province
Wed, Aug 13, 2014, 12:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 13, Batticaloa: A group of police officers conducting a raid on an illicit liquor den in Batticaloa district had been attacked by the villagers, the police said.

A group of eight police officers including a female officer was injured when they were attacked by the residents of Kanchanakuda in Kokkadicholai last night, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.

The police officers had arrested a female suspect during the raid for the possession of illicit liquor and the officers were escorting the suspect to the police station when they came under attack. The mob had torched the police vehicle also.

The female suspect and another woman were also injured when the police had opened fire in the air to repulse the attack, the spokesman said.

Two officers have received serious injuries during the attack and they are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit of the Batticaloa Teaching hospital. The two women are also receiving treatment at the hospital.

The spokesman said the police Special Task Force and the army were assisting the police to arrest the suspects of the attack.

Additional police personnel have been sent to the police stations at the Kokkadichcholai area, he added.

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