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Youth killed, another injured in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 20 August 2007, 03:16 GMT]
A 31-year old youth riding a motorbike was killed and his 26-year old friend riding the pinion was seriously injured Monday morning in Kasthoori road in Jaffna , when unknown gunmen following the victims in another motorbike sprayed gunfire at the victims, sources in Jaffna said.

Sivasamy Sritharan was killed on the spot, and A. Sujithan, with serious injuries was taken to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital where he is receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit, hospital sources said.

The incident follows the killing of a trader Sunday in Vealanai East, marking the resumption of killings following relative calm in the islets for several weeks, civil society sources said.


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