Jun 10, 2021

CDF member shot inside Wilpattu park during hunting exercise

A member of the Civil defense Force suffered gunshot injuries after a clash with wildlife officials inside the Wilpattu National park.
 
The clash occurred on Tuesday when two members of the CDF went on a hunting adventure inside the Wilpattu park. The wildlife officers have tried to arrest these two and then the clash has occurred.
 
During the brawl, a rubber-bullet used firearm carried by a wildlife officer had been accidently fired, wounding the CDF member.
 
The injured person has been sent to Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital while the other was arrested. Wildlife officers have also seized a firearm and live bullets.
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