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Police shoot dead two fugitives from Trikala prison

Police said late on Tuesday that they shot dead two of the inmates that escaped from Trikala Prison in central Greece earlier this year.

Authorities said that the two men, whose names were not made public, were killed after being cornered by the police’s special EKAM unit near the town of Koniska in central Greece. Another three fugitives were being sought.

While they have been on the run, the fugitives have been linked to the death of a 25-year-old woman and a 37-year-old policeman at a road block near the village of Distomo last month.

A total of 11 Albanian inmates had escaped from the prison in March.