Man killed in SLA gunfire after grenade attack in Gurunagar

[TamilNet, Friday, 21 July 2006, 02:23 GMT]
A man believed to be a local resident was killed when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers opened fire indiscriminately after two unknown assailants hurled a hand grenade into the SLA sentry located near St.Patricks College junction in Gurunagar Jaffna at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, sources in Jaffna said. The body is lying 50 meters from the sentry point and has not been identified. The alleged assailants escaped after throwing the grenade, according to sources.

Although it is customary for the District Court judge to visit the site, in recent weeks, due to security concerns, Judges have refrained from visiting crime sites at night, legal sources said.

Since only local residents move about during evening hours, it is suspected that the dead man is a local resident.

Details of injuries to SLA soldiers are not known. Two weeks earlier, in a similar grenade attack, few SLA soldiers suffered injuries.

Gurunagar is fishing village located 1 km southeast of Jaffna town within the Jaffna Municipal boundary..

 

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