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Man shot dead by STF in Batticaloa

A man has been shot dead by the Special Task Force (STF), the notorious commando unit of the Sri Lankan police, in Karadiyanaru, Batticaloa.

Sri Lankan police sources in Batticaloa claim that the suspect was engaged in illegal sand mining, and was shot dead when he attempted to evade arrest.

A tense situation prevails in Karadiyanaru following the killing.

This is the second killing carried out by the Sri Lankan security forces in less than a month in the Tamil homeland.