Jaffna fire-fight kills one

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 October 1998, 22:46 GMT]
A person suspected to be a member of the Liberation Tigers was shot dead in Erlalai in Jaffna yesterday when SLA troops opened fire on a group of persons who had lobbed a grenade into an army sentry in the area.

SLA sources in Jaffna said that the attackers withdrew under heavy fire from government troops at the sentry.

The body of the person who was killed in the skirmish was handed over by the Sri Lankan Police to Jaffna hospital.

 

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