SLA soldier killed in Nanaddan clash

[TamilNet, Monday, 05 June 2006, 19:25 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier was killed in a clash that erupted between a group of armed men and Sri Lanka Army soldiers near Eruvittan junction on Nanaddan - Arippu road around 3.15 p.m., Monday. Civilians in Eruvittan area were assaulted by the SLA troopers following the clash. SLMM monitors rushed to the site.

A grenade explosion and continous exchange of gunfire was reported for more than 10 minutes.

The soldier killed in the clash, identified as Tissanayake, was taken to the mortuary of Mannar General Hospital.

Nanaddan is located about 25 km southeast of Mannar.

 

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