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Sri Lanka newsman shot while on phone

Feb. 16, 2013 at 1:01 PM

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Doctors in Sri Lanka said a journalist shot in the neck by unknown assailants will likely survive his injuries.

Faraz Shauketaly of the newspaper Sunday's Leader, was shot in the neck and intensive care at a Colombo hospital Saturday, but a doctor told the BBC he was out of danger.

Shauketaly is an investigative reporter for the newspaper, which has been a frequent critic of the Sri Lankan government, the BBC said. A Sunday Leader editor was shot to death four years ago by masked gunmen in a case that remains unsolved.

The BBC said Shauketaly was talking on the telephone at his Colombo home Friday night when the intruders entered and shot him.

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