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12 killed, over 87,000 affected by Lanka floods
Colombo, June 3: Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Defence Premitha Bandara Tennakoon said on Monday that 12 people have been killed and over 87,000 people are affected by the recent floods in the South Asian country. The official told at a press conference that Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Galle and Matara districts in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces are the most affected. A total of 12 deaths have been reported, including four in Matara, five in Ratnapura, and three in Colombo, Tennakoon said, adding that five people are reported missing. (IANS)

Cop guarding polio team killed in Pak
Peshawar, June 3: A police constable guarding a polio team was critically injured when unknown gunmen attacked vaccinators in restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province on Monday, police said. The incident happened when the the polio team administering oral anti polio drops in their door to door campaign came under attack in Wargari Bhittani area of restive Lakki Marwat district. “In the ensuing gunbattle one of the attackers was killed. There were total four attackers. The three managed to flee from the scene. One policeman was killed,” said the policeman. (PTI)

Pak cops arrest 44 terrorists
Lahore, June 3: Law enforcement agencies in Pakistan’s Punjab province have arrested 44 alleged terrorists of ISIS, Al-Qaeda and TTP who were plotting to attack important government installations and personalities, police said on Monday. According to the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police, the suspected terrorists have been arrested during the last month in combined intelligence operations in different parts of the province. The CTD said it conducted 794 intelligence-based operations in different cities of Punjab in which 44 suspected terrorists belonging to banned organisations — ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi — were arrested. (PTI)

6 magnitude quake rocks Japan
Tokyo, June 3: An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck Japan’s Noto region in the central prefecture of Ishikawa early on Monday, according to the latest reports of the country’s weather agency. The temblor occurred at 6:31 a.m. (local time) at a depth of 14 km, measuring upper-6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in parts of the prefecture, said Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). The epicentre was located at a latitude of 37.5 degrees north and a longitude of 137.3 degrees east, reports Xinhua news agency. (IANS)

Japanese jets make emergency landings
Tokyo, June 3: Two F-35A fighter jets of Japan Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) made emergency landings at north Japan’s Aomori Airport on Monday morning, with no reports of injuries. The two fighter jets from the Misawa Air Base made emergency landings one after another at 8:46 a.m. and 8:56 a.m. local time it was reported. (AP)


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