Grenade attack on home guard sentry in Trincomalee
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 March 2007, 11:00 GMT]
Unidentified persons Monday night around 10.30 p.m. lobbed a grenade on a sentry manned by home guards at Mudcove, a suburb in Trincomalee town. No one was injured in the attack. However home guards and army troops rushed to the scene opened fire in retaliation, security sources said.
However later government security forces and police conducted a cordon and search operation in the area and took into custody about 19 civilians.
The arrested are being detained in the police station and are being questioned, sources said.