STF cordon and search Thiraikerni

[TamilNet, Sunday, 10 July 2005, 13:29 GMT]
More than two hundred Special Task Force (STF) soldiers cordoned off and conducted a house to house search operation in Thiraikerni, a Tamil village in Akkaraipattu Sunday from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm, sources said. Thiraikerny is a suburb, 3 km from Akkaraipattu town, 64 km south of Batticaloa.

Around 150 youths in the village were subjected to body search and intense questioning.

No one was arrested in the search operation.

STF soldiers collected data on all family members and questioned everyone about youths assosiated with LTTE activities, according to the villagers.


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