Three SLA soldiers, policeman wounded in grenade attack

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 June 2006, 23:35 GMT]
Unidentified attackers lobbed a grenade into the checkpost of the 21-2 Sri Lanka Army camp, located in Mannar Stadium, wounding three SLA soldiers and a policeman at 7:07 p.m. Tuesday, Police said.

One soldier was being treated at Mannar hospital while the other three, two of them critically wounded, were rushed to Thallady army camp for airlifting to Anuradhapura hospital, medical sources said.

SLA soldiers opened fire for 3 minutes in the area following the attack.

Tension prevailed as the shops that were opened Tuesday after SLA gunfire following a grenade attack Saturday were closed.

Earlier, SLA soldiers and police searched the Mannar Bazar area following an anonymous call, warning a Claymore attack around 5:30 p.m., civilian sources said.

 

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