200 eastern villagers detained

[TamilNet, Monday, 13 March 2000, 07:29 GMT]
Nearly 200 people from Attapallam village in the south eastern Ampara district were detained by the Special Task Force (STF) elite troops during a search operation this morning, residents said.

Security sources said the STF personnel from Karativu camp conducted this sudden search operation on a tip off that a group of Liberation Tigers had infiltrated the village.

Most of them taken in for questioning are agricultural laborers who had gone to the village for paddy harvesting from other areas.

Attapallam village is Tamil village in the SLA controlled area in Nintavur electorate, about 20 km. east of Ampara town.

 

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