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Sinhalese extremists stormed a maximum-security prison in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, freed at least 225 comrades and fled after a gun battle with security forces. Police said about 30 of the extremists were killed. At least one inmate was recaptured. The Marxist People’s Liberation Front was blamed for the raid, in which attackers used explosives to blast a hole in a wall, then stormed into the prison compound.


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