Police attacked in Vavuniya, two AK rifles recovered

[TamilNet, Saturday, 19 August 2006, 13:04 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen fired at a police party at Kurumankadu in front of Kalaimagal pre-school, about 1 k.m. west of Vavuniya on the Mannar road, around 1 p.m., Saturday. Two AK rifles were recoved during the susequent search operation in the area, police said.

Kurumankadu search.
A Sri Lankan police re-directing the trafic during the search operation in Vavuniya, 20 August 2006.
About 75 Sri Lanka Army soldiers and police personnel cordoned off Kurumankadu and conducted a house-to-house search operation. All Residents were throughly checked. It is not known if any arrests were made, residents said.

Vavuniya-Mannar road was closed for about two hours for civilian movement in front of Gamini Vidiyalyam and Kurumankadu area, residents said.


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