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One killed and another wounded as Sri Lanka troops fire on Jaffna protestors

[TamilNet, Friday, 04 March 2005, 08:50 GMT]
One civilian was killed and another wounded when Sri Lanka army opened fire on students and civilians who were protesting near Jaffna University Friday afternoon around 2.15 Protests sparked in Jaffna town Friday after a twelve year old school girl was killed when a speeding Sri Lanka army truck knocked her down on Hospital Road. One civilian was shot dead on the road near Parameswara Junction and another was shot and wounded by troops near Kottadi Junction, in Jaffna town.

A large number of Sri Lanka army troops were deployed around the Jaffna University in Thinnevely, near Jaffna town.

The dead persons body is lying on the road near Prameswara Junction, sources in the area said.

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