Three SLA troopers injured in Point-Pedro grenade attack

[TamilNet, Saturday, 29 July 2006, 13:28 GMT]
Three SriLanka Army (SLA) soldiers were seriously injured when unknown gunmen riding in a motorbike hurled hand grenades in a SLA sentry near Velayutham Maha Vidiyalayam located 400 meters south of Point Pedro town along the Point Pedro-Jaffna Road at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, sources in Vadamaradchy said.

The soldiers were taken to Palaly Military Hospital, security source said.

Vehicular traffic along the Point-Pedro Jaffna road was blocked by the SLA troops for more than three hours following the attack, town residents said.

Also, some civilians were injured when the SLA troops fired indiscriminately in retaliation after the attack. No additional details of the civilian injuries are available at this time.


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