Grenade explosion damages auto-rickshaw in Kathankudy

[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 March 2006, 11:58 GMT]
An auto-rickshaw belonging to a muslim civilian in Kathankudy in Batticaloa was damaged when unknown assailants exploded a grenade under the vehicle at 4.45 a.m., Thursday, sources from Batticaloa said.

The auto-rickshaw belonging to Mohamed Aliyar Abdul Lattif was parked in front of this house in Jinna Road in Manchanthoduvai when the incident happened, Kathankudy Police said.

Dammika Weerakoon of Kathankudy is leading the investigations into the incident, police said.

There have been reports of internal violence in Muslim community in the east in the recent months. The existence of two Muslim armed groups, Jihad and Jama'ath e Islami, in the East has been exposed in recent reports.

 

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