SLA trooper killed in Mannar grenade attack

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 January 2006, 17:36 GMT]
A soldier of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) was killed Monday night around 8.50 p.m. when unidentified persons lobbed a grenade at a sentry located in the premises of Mannar General Hospital, sources in Mannar said. A combined camp of the SLA and Sri Lanka Navy is located close to the Balamurugan Temple in the hospital premises, police sources said.

SLA soldiers fired in retaliation injuring a Tamil civilian who was sleeping on the verandah of the Balamurugan temple.

The body of the SLA soldier was handed over to the mortuary of the hospital and the injured civilan is warded in the hospital, sources said.

Tension prevails in the surroundings of the hospital, sources said.


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