One killed, five wounded in clashes

[TamilNet, Friday, 01 October 1999, 23:01 GMT]
A Security Assistant (Homeguard) was wounded when the Liberation Tigers attacked a police post at Thoppur, four km. south of Muttur in the Trincomalee district this morning around 8.20 a.m. said police sources.

The wounded homeguard, Faleel, is admitted at the Muttur hospital.

Meanwhile Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and Police conducted a cordon and search operation in the Anpuvalipuram area, about 2 km. west of Trincomalee town this morning. It is not known if any arrests were made.

Police sources said they found a bomb during the combine search operation, and it was latter defused.

According SLA sources a military trained policeman was killed and four wounded when the Liberation Tigers attacked the police post at Anpuvalipuram junction last night.

A ten-foot tall police watch-tower at the junction, near the 'Peace Arch', was destroyed during the attack. Police said the watch-tower collapsed when a time bomb exploded.


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