Policeman succumbs to gunshot wounds in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 November 2005, 11:36 GMT]
A policeman, Mr. Senanayake, 38, wounded in gunfire by unidentified gunmen at Thirunelveli market in Jaffna around 4:00 p.m. Friday, succumbed to his wounds at Jaffna Hospital, medical sources said. Gunmen riding in a motorbike had fired at a group of policemen who had arrived at Thirunelveli market junction in Jaffna town from Atchchuveli, Jaffna Police said.

Additional soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army and police personnel arrived at the site and cordoned off the area, police said.

All shops and other establishments in the area were closed immediately as tension prevailed following the gunfire, residents said.

 

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