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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2643

An accidental blast in a STF armory- Katukurunda

Colombo, 01 August, ( A stock of ammunition kept stored for training purposes exploded at Katukurunda Special Task Force (STF) training base on Monday (31) around 11.30 p.m.

Sri Lanka Army revealed t s an accidental blast and firmly denied of any sabotage.

Military Spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe confirmed that the explosion was not an attack and requested the general public to remain calm.

It is suspected that the fire broke out due to an electricity leakage.

Fire was brought under control by the Fire Fighting Brigade and STF personnel.

No injuries to personnel

The Kalutara Police are conducting investigations.

- Asian Tribune -

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