Civilian injured following grenade attack on Nelliyadi SLA camp

[TamilNet, Sunday, 16 September 2007, 18:56 GMT]
Unknown gunmen hurled a hand grenade inside the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp located in Vathiri junction and opened fire at the camp around 6:50 p.m. Saturday, sources in Point Pedro said. A civilian riding in his bicycle along the main road was injured in the exchange of gunfire

Rajaratnam Seran, 23, from Nelliyadi Karaveddi was admitted to Manthikai hospital with gun shot wounds. Hospital sources said the injuries were not life threatening.

The camp that came under attack was recently resurrected following a spate of robberies in a high security area. Local residents accused the SLA soldiers of complicity in the robberies.

 

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