STF shoots dead youth in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 28 December 2008, 20:52 GMT]
Special Task Force (STF) commandos lying in ambush shot and killed a youth Sunday around 7:00 a.m in Kokkaddichchoalai police division at Maavadi Munmaari Nellikkaadu area in Batticaloa district, sources from Batticaloa said. The youth’s body remains unidentified in Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.

Village residents said the victim was a local youth.

STF said that they had to fire at him to preempt his launching a claymore attack, and claimed that a claymore device, a CDMA phone, a hand grenade and a cynide phial were recovered from his possession.

Mavadi Munmaari is located 20 km from Batticaloa town.

 

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