ICRC office robbed, guard killed

[TamilNet, Saturday, 10 January 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Unidentified persons broke into the Vavuniya branch office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the early hours of the morning today after tying up and knifing to death the security who was on duty there.

The armed gang had ransacked the office and forced open the its safe.

They had got away with 350000 rupees in cash which had been in the safe.

Sri Lankan Police sources in Vavuniya said that they are still to determine the identity of the armed gang.

 

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