At least seven people have been killed, and a further nine injured, after gunmen opened fire on a prison bus in Sri Lanka.
At least seven people were killed when gunmen in Sri Lanka opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo.
Police said five inmates and two guards died in the attack near the town of Kalutara. Nine others are in hospital.
The bus was transporting several prisoners, among them Aruna Udayashantha, alias Samayan, who police say was a major underworld figure. Udayashantha died in the shooting.
Police say the shooting resulted from a feud between two gangs. The gunmen escaped after spraying the bus with bullets.