Second grenade attack at Trinco PLOTE office

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 July 2003, 17:01 GMT]
Unidentified men Wednesday around nine p.m. hurled a grenade inside the premises of the Trincomalee office of the Peoples' Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) and four persons were injured when it exploded. This is the second grenade attack on the Trincomalee PLOTE office within ten days, police said.

Among the wounded two are members of the PLOTE and other two are police constables who had been guarding the PLOTE office, which is located at Arasady junction in the heart of Trincomalee town between St Joseph's College and the office of the Project management Unit of the North East Integrated Agricultural Project (NEIAP).

Wounded PLOTE members and police constables were admitted to the Trincomalee general hospital, medical sources said.

More army soldiers and police were deployed surrounding the PLOTE office immediately, Police said.

PLOTE Trincomalee district organizer Mr. Ashok said he heard a big noise when he was attending to a telephone call. The glass panes of widows were shattered. He was told that unidentified men who came in a motorbike lobbed the grenade. sources said.

Meanwhile, the Trincomalee Police second time in a week Wednesday morning conducted a cordon and search operation encompassing Pulluthoddam in Manaiyaveli division in Trincomalee town. Pulluthoddam is located closely to the Sri Lanka Naval Headquarters in Trincomalee, sources said.

 

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