One dead as gunmen open fire at Sri Lanka election rally

AFP , Friday 31 Jul 2015

Unidentified gunmen opened fire at an election campaign rally by Sri Lanka's finance minister in the capital Friday, killing a woman and wounding at least 12 others, police said.

Police said the attackers sprayed bullets into the crowd just after Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake left the venue, marking the first major violence ahead of the August 17 parliamentary elections.

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