Grenade attack on SLA sentry post in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 19:43 GMT]
Unidentified men on bicycle lobbed a hand grenade into a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sentry post located near Kalviyangkaadu junction on Jaffna- Point Pedro road Wednesday around 9:15 a.m. No one was injured as the grenade lobbed failed to explode.

No other SLA sentry posts are located close to the junction where the attack took place on Jaffna-Point Pedro road and Aadiyapaatham- Chemma’ni road intersection.

SLA troops launched a cordon and search operation immediately after the attck stopping all vehicular traffic for nearly two hours.

The vehicles were directed to use alternate routes.

Kalviyangkaadu is located Jaffna Municipal Council limits.

A similar attack on an SLA sentry post in Kaithadi area took place last week.

 

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