Three injured in grenade attack on Police checkpoint in Kalmunai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 July 2005, 15:55 GMT]
One homeguard and two civilians were injured when two unidentified attackers, riding a motorbike, lobbed a grenade on a checkpoint at Kalavaddam Junction on Kalmunai Main Road around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Special Task Force (STF) soldiers and the Police cordoned off and searched the area following the attack, residents said.

Mr. Susantha Kumar, 38, a home-guard and two civilians, Mr. Nalin Uthayakumara, 26, and Mr. A.C. Ameen, 25, were admitted to Kalmunai Ashraff Memorial Hospital with injuries.

Police Officer In-Charge (OIC) A. L. Jameel is conducting investigations into the attack.

Kalmunai is located 39 km. south of Batticaloa.


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