2nd lead (Correction)

Home guard shot, injured in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 May 2006, 11:01 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen who came riding a motorbike Thursday morning around 10:00 a.m. shot and seriously injured a home guard at Palaiyootu, a suburb of Trincomalee town, police sources said. The home guard was immediately taken to Anuradhapura hospital where he was operated. Earlier report said he was killed in the incident.

The injured home identified was identified as Asith of Chinabay.

The security forces immediately launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

Shops located near the crime site was closed due to tense situation when police and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops conducted a house to house search, sources said.

 

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