Two civilians injured in grenade explosion in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 July 2005, 13:17 GMT]
Two civilians, a Tamil and a Sinhalese , were wounded when a grenade lobbed by an unidentified person missed the target and fell into a saloon and exploded. The incident took place at Anuradhapura junction, about two km off Trincomalee town on Trincomalee-Kandy highway, police said.

The attacker lobbed the grenade targeting a passing police vehicle at the site, police said.

The injured were admitted in the Trincomalee General Hospital. The Police arrested a youth related to the incident.

Immediately police and army soldiers rushed to site, cordoned the area and conducted search operation, police said.


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