Gunmen attack Murunkan circuit court

[TamilNet, Thursday, 29 June 2006, 00:16 GMT]
Murunkan circuit court proceedings came to an abrupt end after about fifteen minutes Wednesday morning around 10.15 a.m. when unidentified gunmen fired at the building hiding behind densely grown shrub area at the rear of Murunkan post office building, attorneys attending the court said. Mannar Magistrate Mr.N.M.M.Abdullah who was hearing a case, four attorney-at-laws, and litigants fell to the ground for safety, sources said.

The circuit session was in progress at the library building of the Nanattan Pradesiya Sabha when the incident took place, legal sources said.

There was panic inside the courts during the barrage of gunfire but none was hurt in this incident, sources said.

Tension prevailed for nearly half an hour.

The Magistrate postponed all cases listed for hearing for Wednesday for July 12 and left the court building with Police security, sources said.

 

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