Gunmen open fire on Sammanthurai Police station

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 August 2005, 06:58 GMT]
Unidentified attackers armed with automatic rifles opened fire on Sammanthurai police station Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m. Police constables returned fire on the attackers. No one was injured, Police said.

Continuous firing was heard for five minutes, according to neighbouring residents.

The police station building sustained minor damage in the attack, Police said.

Sammanthurai town is located in Amparai district, 45 km. south of Batticaloa.

 

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