Officer shot dead, 6 including 3 children injured in Piliyandala

An officer attached to the Police anti-narcotics unit was killed and six others, including 3 children were injured in a shooting incident in Piliyandala.

The shooting took place near a bank, the police said.

The police said that the shooting took place during a raid on heroin dealers in the area.

At least three vehicles were also damaged in the shooting carried out by gunmen on a motorcycle. (Colombo Gazette)