SLA soldiers shoot dead Tamil civilian at Sambaltivu checkpost

[TamilNet, Friday, 30 June 2006, 15:53 GMT]
A Tamil civilian was shot dead by soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) manning a checkpoint at Sambaltivu junction about five km off north of Trincomalee town Friday 3:00 p.m., security sources said. The body was brought to the Trincomalee general hospital and is yet to be identified, hospital sources said.

According to police sources, the civilian was shot by the SLA when he failed to stop his motorbike at checkpoint after soldiers signalled him to stop.

No further details on the shooting are available.

 

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