Two SLA troopers injured in Jaffna attacks

[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 July 2006, 14:32 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops were injured in two attacks on SLA troops and an incident of firefight was reported between the SLA and unknown gunmen in Jaffna district Sunday, sources in Jaffna said. No one was injured in a shooting incident in Nelliady, Point-Pedro area Sunday.

An SLA soldiers who was deployed for security duty near Kokuvil junction, 3 km north of Jaffna town was seriously injured when unknown gunmen opened fire at the troops at 3:00 p.m., sources said.

In another attack at 5:45 p.m., unidentified assailants hurled hand grenades at SLA troopers stationed near Kondavil junction along Jaffna-Palaly road seriously injuring a soldier.

Meanwhile, no one injured during a firefight lasting nearly five minutes between SLA troops and unknown gunmen at a location along the Jaffna- Point Pedro road. The incident happened between Muthirai Santhi and Sattanathar Hindu Temple, sources said.

SLA soldiers carried out cordon and search operations in many areas of Vadamaradchy Sunday. Residents of Alvai, Vathiri, Mali Santhi and other areas were subjected to search, the SLA took away Identity Cards of many residents. The IDs were returned after the residents reported to the SLA camps for further interrogation, affected residents told TamilNet.

A shooting incident is also reported to have occurred in Nelliady town near the Luxmi Cinema along the Nelliady-Kodikamam road, sources in Nelliady said. The targeted civilian escaped with minor wounds and the gunmen escaped after the attempted shooting. Nelliady Police have cordoned off the area and conducting searches, sources said.


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