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Grenade attack on Mannar LTTE political office, one dead

[TamilNet, Saturday, 12 February 2005, 14:54 GMT]
Two civilians and an LTTE political worker were wounded when unidentified persons lobbed a grenade at the Liberation Tigers' political office in Mannar town Saturday night around 7.45 PM. Mannar hospital sources said one civilian identified as M. Callister (32) who was admitted at the Mannar Hospital succumbed to wounds.

The office is located in the town's high security zone. Crowds gathered at the scene upon hearing the explosion.

The attackers got away, Police said.

An SLMM official, TNA MP for Vanni district Mr. Selvam Adaikalanathan and catholic fathers visited the scene, sources said.

Hospital sources added that there were two other civilians, aged 25 and 40, being treated at the Hospital for injuries.

 

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