Four killed in Trinco roundup
[TamilNet, Friday, 22 January 1999, 10:38 GMT]
Four members of the Liberation Tigers were killed when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops opened fire on a group of youths hiding in a house at 14th mile post along Trincomalee - Pulmoddai Road, yesterday around 6.30 p.m., SLA sources said.
The sources said that following a tip off, the Sri Lankan security forces had rounded up a house where the LTTE members were hiding. The troops had opened fire after a grenade was tossed at them, the sources said.
One LTTE member was injured and another had swallowed a cyanide capsule, said the sources, adding that both of the youths have been arrested by the security forces.
Sources said that one of the dead is a female member.
Security forces have recovered two grenades, a roll of wire and a stock of batteries, they said.