Home Current News Gunmen fire on buses carrying Muslim Sri Lankan voters

Gunmen fire on buses carrying Muslim Sri Lankan voters

1

Gunmen fire on buses carrying Muslim Sri Lankan votersGunmen fired at buses carrying minority Muslim voters on Saturday as Sri Lankans elected a new president, with the powerful Rajapaksa clan eyeing a comeback seven months after Islamist extremists staged deadly bombings. Minority Tamils and Muslims are seen as crucial in the close election, and the attack in the northwest of the island — in which no one was injured — was likely aimed at deterring people from heading to the polls. “Comparatively this is the most peaceful presidential election we have had in this country,” Deshapriya told reporters at the end of the 10-hour voting period.

Source: yahoo.com/news