3 paramilitary cadres killed, 8 wounded in Chenkalady

[TamilNet, Thursday, 26 October 2006, 07:00 GMT]
A paramilitary cadre of Karuna group, who joined the group recently, shot and lobbed grenade at his fellow cadres, killing three and critically wounding eight around 1:00 a.m. Thursday, Eravur Police said. The paramilitary cadres were at sleep inside the Chenkalady Pillayar temple, close to the Black Bridge camp of the Sri Lanka Army, located 15 km northwest of Batticaloa town.

The three dead were identified as M. Vasu, K. Arunan and M. Mano, whose bodies were kept at the Welikanda hospital.

The eight injured were identified as Kajan, 39, Aynkaran, 37, Imayavan ,21, Arunan, 40, Shanthan, 35, Suntharamoorthy, 27, Srithavan, 46, and Kalaiarasan, 16 and rushed to Pollanaruwa hospital.

The attacker had escaped from the area, Police said.


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