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Civilian shot dead by SLA soldiers in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 January 2006, 22:16 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army soldiers opened fire in Kokkuvil, Jaffna, killing a civilian traveller on Jaffna KKS Road around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, residents in Kokkuvil said. The SLA soldiers opened fire after two soldiers were wounded in a grenade attack, sources added. The victim was identified as Pasupathy Palani, a father of two, according to medical sources.

Civilian killed in Kokuvil
Pasupathy Palani from Kokuvil
Jaffna Additional Magistrate Ms Srinithi Nanthasekaran visited the scene and ordered the Police to file a post mortem report.

Medical sources said the cause of death to be gunshot wounds in contrary to the claim of the SLA that the victim was killed in grenade explosion.

Kokkuvil is located 5 km northeast of Jaffna town.


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