Gunmen attack STF water bowser in Komari, one wounded

[TamilNet, Monday, 15 May 2006, 13:48 GMT]
A Special Task Force (STF) trooper was wounded and rushed to Amparai hospital after gunmen attacked a water tanker of the elite counter insurgency wing of the Sri Lankan armed forces, the STF, in Komari, Police said. The bowser was tranporting water to soldiers in the newly constructed STF camp, located one kilometer away from the tsunami destroyed old camp.

The injured STF trooper was rushed to Amparai hospital for treatment.

There were 3 STF troopers in the carrier at the time of the gunfire.

Immediately after the attack the STF troopers cordoned off and searched the area assaulting and harassing several civilians, civilian sources said.

During the Eelam Wars (1983-2002), Komari village in Amparai district, was ruthlessly controlled like an open prison by the Special Task Force (STF), the elite counter insurgency wing of the Sri Lankan armed forces.

Komari is a coastal village settled mostly by families that came to work at a British Royal Air Force runway on Sri Lanka’s remote southeastern coast during World War II.

 

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