Two SLA soldiers injured in gunfire in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 22:14 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were injured in three incidents of gunfire and grenade attack by unknown gunmen in Jaffna during the last 24 hours, sources in Jaffna said.

One SLA trooper engaged in security duty at the junction of Jaffna-Palaly road and Amman road near Kantharmadam in Jaffna was seriously injured when unidentified gunmen fired at the trooper at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, sources in Jaffna said.

Another SLA soldier was injured in another attack by unidentified gunmen 1 km from the first incident along the Kachcheri-Nallur road in front of the Holy St.Benedict's church at 3:00 p.m., sources said. Condition of the soldier is not known.

Sources in Jaffna said there were two incidents of grenade attack on the Kopay police station midnight Monday. No one was injured in these attacks.

Meanwhile, a former Jaffna student leader, Muhunthan, who was shot and injured Monday, and was admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, was taken to Palaly and air-lifted to Colombo for emergency treatment, sources in Jaffna said.

 

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