Jaffna ice-cream vendor injured by gunfire

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 April 2006, 15:02 GMT]
S. Kajendran, 25, an ice-cream seller was seriously injured when gunmen fired at the van he was travelling in at the Natchimar Kovil area in Jaffna-KKS road at 7 p.m. Sunday, sources said. The driver and his front-seat passenger said that the gunfire was from Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers who were stationed near the junction.

SLA soldiers blocked ambulances from taking the injured to the hospital for more than half an hour, according to local witnesses.

Kajendran was later admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital and is undergoing emergency surgery, hospital officials said.

The van was travelling towards the vendor's head office located in Nallur area when it came under fire.

 

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