Two SLA troopers seriously injured in Jaffna grenade attack

[TamilNet, Thursday, 27 April 2006, 17:28 GMT]

Two men on a motorcycle lobbed a hand grenade into the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sentry point at the Thadatheru junction on the Kankesanturai road in Jaffna Thursday evening around 5.30 p.m seriously injuring two SLA troopers, said sources from Jaffna.

The SLA soldiers fired at the attackers who escaped in their motorcycle. The SLA closed the roads around the junction and blocked for traffic for two hours, added sources.

A Tamil youth passing by the place of the grenade attack after the road block was arrested by the SLA. His parents have registered a complaint with the Human Rights Commission office in Jaffna, civil society sources said.

Meanwhile, security arrangements and checking of passengers and passersby by SLA troops have become as addtional security measures were instituted for theMay day rallies to be held in the Jaffna peninsula, said Jaffna residents.


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