Gunmen attack SLA patrol, 2 wounded in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Sunday, 01 January 2006, 09:20 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army soldiers were wounded when unidentified gunmen lobbed a handgrenade and opened fire at an SLA patrol in Varani, northeast of Jaffna in Thenmaradchi at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The attack took place between Varani market and the SLA's 52-4 Brigade Head Quarters in Varani, SLA sources said.

The attackers lobbed a handgrenade 100 meters away from the main entrance of the Brigade HQ, sources added.

The soldiers wounded in the attack were rushed to Palaly Military Hospital with serious wounds.

All roads in the area were blocked following the attack.


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