Grenade attacks in Puttur, Katkovalam sentry points, 2 soldiers injured

[TamilNet, Friday, 23 December 2005, 11:29 GMT]
Unidentified men Friday morning around 5.30 a.m. lobbed a grenade at the checkpoint of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) located along the sea shore near Katkovalam in Vadamarachchi-Point Pedro area in Jaffna district. One soldier was reported injured, sources said. In another similar attack one SLA soldier was injured when unidentified persons lobbed a grenade at the army sentry point located at Ramavil area between Kodikamam and Puttur in Jaffna district, sources in Jaffna said.

During the search operation SLA soldiers recovered a live claymore mine placed near Akka Kadai area between Puttur and Meesalai area in Thenmaradchchi division, sources said.

Large number of government troops were rushed to the Katkovalam site after the attack. They began search operation blocking all public and traffic movements, sources said.

 

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