Grenade attack on SLA in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 27 March 2009, 06:40 GMT]
Unidentified persons lobbed three hand grenades in succession Thursday night around 7:45 p.m on Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers at the electricity transformer sentry post on Kaangkeasanthu’rai road in I’nuvil, sources in Jaffna said. Two soldiers may have been killed or seriously injured, unconfirmed reports said.

SLA soldiers had opened fire in retaliation when the first grenade fell and exploded among them.

Two more grenades were hurled on them following the first one.

Attacks on electricity transformers in Jaffna have escalated in recent times.

 

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