Sri Lankan para-military Special Task Force Commandos stand guard outside a vandalized mosque in Colombo on August 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA
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Sri Lanka's police Sunday re-introduced war-time road blocks and random checks on vehicles following a surge in gang-related shootings in the capital, a spokesman said.More than 100 police stations in Colombo and its suburbs have been asked to erect snap blocks, a common practice during the island's separatist war that ended nearly seven years ago, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.At least three people were shot dead and many more wounded in Colombo in the past week in what police said was gang-related violence.
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