Four STF soldiers injured in grenade attack
[TamilNet, Sunday, 22 January 2006, 15:54 GMT]
Four Special Task Force (STF) soldiers were seriously injured in a grenade attack by unknown assailants in Kannagi village in Akkaraipattu at 7.30 p.m. Sunday, security sources said. The STF soldeirs were on foot patrol along Akkaraipattu-Sagamam Road when the attack took place.
STF soldiers injured in the attack, J Amarasinge, 24, Sugath, 30, Jeyasri, 27, and Jeyasinghe, 27, attached Sagaman STF camp, were rushed to Akkaraipattu Hospital and later transferred to the Ampara hospital.
The incident took place near the Hindu cemetary 6 km south of Akkaraipattu town.
Akkaraipattu is located south of Batticaloa town 64 km in Amparai district.