Grenade attacks escalate in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 November 2005, 17:25 GMT]
A grenade attack was reported in Batticaloa at Koolavady junction on Boundary Road Wednesday night around 8:15 p.m. A Sri Lanka Army soldier and a policman were wounded in the incident, police said. Another blast was reported in Chenkalady, Eravur around 9:15 p.m. Casualty details from Eravur incident were not available at the moment. Tension prevailed in Batticaloa and Amparai districts.

The wounded SLA soldier in the Koolavady blast, Saman Nalintha, 20, and the police constable, G.C.D. Jeyaratne, were rushed to Batticaloa Hospital, police said.

 

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