Widening grenade attacks injure four SLA troopers in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 18 January 2006, 11:54 GMT]
Four Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were injured in three different incidents of grenade attacks in Kodikamam along Kodikamam-Point Pedro road, Kunjarkadai along Jaffna-Point Pedro Road and in Chavakachcheri, Wednesday sources in Jaffna said.

One SLA soldier was injured when unknown gunmen hurled a grenade at the SLA checkpoint located 200 meters from Kodikamam Junction at 9.30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Two SLA soldiers were reported injured when gunmen lobbed grenades and opened fire at the SLA checkpoint in Kunjarkadai junction 3 km southeast of Nelliadi junction along the Jaffna Point Pedro Road 12 midnight Tuesday. However, SLA denied any of their troops receiving injuries after the incident.

In Chavakachcheri, one SLA soldier was injured when unknown assailants hurled a grenade at an SLA patrol in front of the Chavakachcheri hospital 12.30 a.m Wednesday. M. Gunam, 46, a shop owner was beaten by the SLA soldiers after the grenade attack and has been admitted to the Chavakachcheri hospital, sources from Chavakachcheri said.


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