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India      Three Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh
India      SFs kill two Maoists in Bihar
Nepal      CPN-UML cadre died in clash with NC cadres in Bajura District
India      PLFI cadres set ablaze two earthmover in Jharkhand
Pakistan      BNP President Akhtar Mengal's house hit by rocket in Balochistan
India      Militants target Army convoy in Jammu and Kashmir
India      Grenade recovered in Manipur
Sri Lanka      Police officer and Buddhist monk arrested for setting fire mosque and Muslim-owned book shop in Kalutara District
India      One arrested along with FICN in Malda District of West Bengal
Pakistan      Two Pakistani diplomats in Afghanistan 'missing', says Foreign Office
India      FICN amounting to INR 70,000 face value recovered in Bihar
Pakistan      Pakistan essential for bringing Afghan Taliban to talks, says US officials
Bangladesh      Anti-money laundering taskforce asks Government to introduce permanent Attorney service engaging competent lawyers to fight militancy
India      Kerala's 'Gaza Street' on the radar of intelligence agencies, says report
India      India makes pitch to fight terror as BRICS meet in Beijing, says report

Sri Lanka
Police officer and Buddhist monk arrested for setting fire mosque and Muslim-owned book shop in Kalutara District

Police on June 18 arrested a Police officer and a Buddhist monk for setting fire to a mosque and a Muslim-owned book shop at Panadura town in Kalutara District, reports Colombo Page. Police media Spokesman Deputy Inspector General Priyantha Jayakody said the Policeman, a monk and two others were caught on camera torching the buildings in Panadura. He said said that the four accused are close associates of the leader of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), extremist Buddhist monk Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera. An arrest warrant has been issued for the arrest of Gnanasara Thera, who is hiding in a safe location, after Police linked him to dozens of hate crimes against Muslims establishments since April.






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