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STF officer, two others shot at during illegal sand mining raid


A Special Task Force (STF) officer and two other individuals were injured during a raid conducted by the Police Special Task Force on an illegal sand mining racket in Mee Oya, Kaladiya in Puttlam earlier today.

The injured were rushed to the Puttlam Base Hospital.

The Police said that the STF officer was injured while he attempted to stop the lorry.

The lorry which was filled with illegally mined sand was driven without heeding Police orders.

The Police said that two others were shot at when the police open fired at the lorry.

Puttlam Police is investigating.