Two more gunfire incidents in east

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 31 August 2005, 11:16 GMT]
Sri Lankan Army soldiers patrolling the streets in Valaichenai and Kiran were fired upon by unidentified attackers in two separate incidents Wednesday noon. The shooting incidents were reported on Pethalai Road in Valaichenai, 39 km north of Batticaloa town and at Korakallimadu, a hamlet near Kiran. SLA soldiers opened fire following the gunfire by the unidentified attackers. Casualty figures were not immediately available.

Earlier on Wedensday, four SLA soldiers were injured in three different shooting incidents on Batticaloa-Valaichenai highway.

SLA increased patrolling after the incidents.

SLA soldiers are conducting search operations in Valaichenai and Kiran following the gunfire incidents, sources said.

On Tuesday, one LTTE cadre was killed and three persons including two civilians were injured when a group of men wearing military fatigues shot at the LTTE cadres in LTTE held Kirimichchai, 49 km north of Batticaloa.

 

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