Two civilians shot in Eravur

[TamilNet, Friday, 14 October 2005, 13:08 GMT]
Two unidentified gunmen riding a motorbike fired at two civilians Friday around 1:00 p.m. in Kiran, 27 km north of Batticaloa, police said. Mr. Kanapathipillai Raju, 34, and Mr. N. N. Krishnapillai, 60, were admitted to Batticaloa Hospital.

Mr. Raju is in a critical condition according to hospital sources. He is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit, sources added.

Karuna Group paramilitary cadres have stepped up attacks against civilians involved in political activities in Sri Lanka Army controlled areas in the area, residents in Korakallimadu village in Kiran said.

 

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