Grenade attack on Pesalai police post, 20 injured

[TamilNet, Monday, 12 December 2005, 18:10 GMT]
Twenty police officers including a sub-inspector were injured when unidentified persons lobbed a grenade into the Pesalai police check post in Mannar district Monday night around 7.30 p.m. At that time of incident police officers were attending a class inside the police post. Pesalai is located about 14 km off Mannar town.

A contingent of police party from Mannar on receipt of information rushed to Pesalai and brought all the injured to the Mannar district hospital. They are now warded in the hospital with tight security around the hospital premises and wards, police sources said.

Some of the police officers received serious injuries, sources said.

Tension prevails in Pesalai and Mannar town after the attack, civil sources said

 

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