SLA trooper killed in Mallakam grenade attack

[TamilNet, Friday, 13 January 2006, 12:57 GMT]
One Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier was killed when unknown assailants hurled a hand grenade at the troops in Mallakam junction in Vallikamam at 3.45 p.m. Friday. One civilian was injured when SLA troops returned fire, sources from Jaffna said.

There were two incidents of grenade explosions in Irupalai on Jaffna-Point Pedro Road at 5 p.m. Friday. The unknown gunmen followed the explosion with gunfire before escaping from the area.

No injuries are reported from Irupalai incidents.

Residents said they witnessed SLA soldiers arresting a tractor driver and taking him to the Irupalai SLA camp. However, SLA has denied arresting anyone from the area, according to Jaffna sources.

 

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