Two injured, 4 shops damaged in grenade attack in Eravur

[TamilNet, Sunday, 07 August 2005, 07:54 GMT]
A shop owner was seriously injured and another civilian injured when two unidentified persons riding a motorbike lobbed a grenade into a shop at Chenkalady junction, a high security zone area between Sri Lanka army garrison in Kommathurai and the Black Bridge checkpoint, 15 km. north of Batticaloa. Four shops located near the Chenkalady market were fully burnt by the fire caused by the grenade explosion. The attack took place around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Eravur Police.

The shop owner, Mr. Srimohan, with serious injuries is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Batticaloa Hospital. Mr. Ravinthiran, the other civilian with injuries is admitted to Eravur Hospiltal.

Reason behind the attack was not clear.

Eravur Police has launched investigations into the incident.

 

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