Four injured in grenade attack on Tamil family in Trincomalee
[TamilNet, Saturday, 14 January 2006, 12:02 GMT]
All the members of a Tamil family were wounded in a grenade attack in Trincomalee on Saturday evening. An unidentified attacker lobbed a greande into the front verandah of the house located in Gandhinagar, 3 km southwest of the east port town, when the entire family, a father, mother and their two children, was watching a television programme following Pongal celebrations, police sources said.
Father, severely wounded
One of the injured Ms Rajeswary is a dispenser in the UC Ayurveda Dispensary.
Her husband has sustained serious injuries, hospital sources said.
The house, a Trincomalee Urban Council (UC) quarter's complex, located at Gandhinagar, which is situated between Abeyapura and Anpuvallipuram, about three km off northwest of east port town on the Trincomalee-Kandy highway.
The injured were admitted to the Trincomalee general hospital, police said.
SLA sentry points are located near the house, between Anpuvallipuram and Abeyapura, civilian sources said.
Monitors of the Trincomalee Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) rushed to site on receipt of information and held inquiry, sources said.