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Gunmen open fire at Colombo rally, one dead, 12 injured

Gunmen open fire at Colombo rally, one dead, 12 injured

One person was killed and 15 wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting at a Sri Lankan election rally attended by the finance minister, police said.

Three people were being treated in an intensive care unit of a hospital in the capital, Colombo, hospital sources said.

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told media four men sprayed bullets from a car driving past the outdoor rally in Colombo attended by about 600 people. He was unhurt.

“They seemed to target me. I am safe. Four people from a car shot at in all directions,” he said.

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