3 SLA troopers, 3 civilians injured in grenade attacks, gunfire

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 May 2006, 10:18 GMT]
In several incidents of continuing grenade attacks against Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers in Jaffna district three SLA soldiers received serious injuries in the last 24 hours, sources said. In the indiscriminate fire by the SLA soldiers after the explosions three civilians also were injured and have been admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, according to sources.

Two SLA soldiers who were deployed for security duties were injured in a grenade attack at Kokkuvil Kulapitty junction on Monday 8:00 p.m., sources said. In the resulting gunfire by the SLA soldiers third year fine arts student at the Jaffna Campus, Ms Thevanthini Sivanesan, 26, was injured.

Unidentified gunmen hurled hand grenades at the SLA sentry in Muthirai Santhi, Nallur, along Jaffna- Point Pedro road at 12:00 noon Tuesday, sources said. No details of injuries to SLA soldiers are known. In the gunfire by the troopers following the explosion, two civilians, Manikkam Rathinam, 73, and Paul Thevarani, 55, were seriously injured, sources said.

Grenade attacks were reported in Kulapitty, Anaikkottai, Kalviyankadu, Udupiddy, and Maasiyapitty area Monday night. One SLA soldier was injured in the explosion at Maasiyapitty in Alaveddi area. Another grenade attack was reported around Tuesday 12:00 noon in Sankanai, Jaffna where a firefight lasting ten minutes was also reported.

 

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