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LTTE office in Vavuniya attacked

[TamilNet, Thursday, 28 July 2005, 17:22 GMT]
Two unidentified gunmen lobbed grenades at the Administrative Office of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Vavuniya around 10:00 p.m. Thursday. No one was injured in the attack. The attackers, who came in a motorbike, fired into the building after charging two grenades, Mr. Tharmendra, LTTE's deputy head of political affairs in Vavuniya, told TamilNet. The office is located at Thirunavatkulam, two kilometers north of Vavuniya town. There are two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) checkpoints, each located 100 meters away from the office.

Vavuniya LTTE office
Vavuniya LTTE office
There were four LTTE administrative officials inside the building at the time of the attack, according to Mr. Tharmendra.

The Liberation Tigers have lodged a complaint with the Scandinavian truce monitors, he added.

A motorbike and a computer were damaged in the attack.

 

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