Grenade attack wounds 2 policemen, 5 civilians wounded in retaliation fire

[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 May 2006, 09:30 GMT]
Five civilians were rushed to Vavuniya hospital with gunshot wounds when Sri Lankan troopers opened fire after a grenade attack at the heart of Vavuniya town Thursday noon. Two policemen were wounded in the grenade attack and transferred to Anuradhapura hospital with serious wounds.

Police, Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka Air Force near the Clock-Tower in Vavuniya town, where the grenade attack took place, opened fire for more than 10 minutes.

SLA and SLAF troopers launched a joint cordon and search operation with the Police in Vavuniya town, following the grenade attack and detained around 300 persons for inquiry, police sources said.

Truce monitors from the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission visited the attack site.

 

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