Doctor says 12 inmates killed, 9 wounded in shootout with security forces in Sri Lankan jail

Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A doctor says bodies of 12 inmates and nine wounded others were brought to hospital in Sri Lanka's capital following a shootout between prisoners and security forces inside a prison.

Dr. Prasad Kariyawasam of Colombo National Hospital said Friday that he could not immediately comment on the condition of the wounded.

Sri Lankan security forces engaged in a gun battle Friday with rioting prisoners who appeared to have taken control of at least part of the prison in the capital, Colombo.

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