Two policemen shot dead in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Friday, 28 July 2006, 07:06 GMT]
Two policemen were shot dead by unidentified men at Poompuhar in Palaiyootu, a suburb, about 3 k.m. off Trincomalee town, around 12.15 p.m, Friday.

They were identified as Sergeant Sarath and constable Jesurajah, police sources said.

Both were rushed to Trincomalee general hospital immediately after the attack but later succumbed to injuries on admission, medical sources said.

The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area. Tension prevailed in the area. Shops were closed and roads and lanes in the area have been deserted, sources said.


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