SLA sentry in Mannar attacked, soldier wounded

[TamilNet, Friday, 30 June 2006, 06:13 GMT]
Unidentified men lobbed a grenade at an army sentry located near the office of the Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) Friday early morning around 5.45 a.m. A soldier, M.Surasena,46, was injured in the attack, police sources said.

The EPDP office is located along Field Road in Mannar bazaar.

The residence of the monitors of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) is also located close to the site.

The wounded soldier was first admitted to the Mannar general hospital and later transferred to the Anuradhapura general hospital.

SLA soldiers conducted a cordon and search operation in the area after the grenade attack.

 

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