Armed men hijack Red Cross ambulance in Mannar

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 August 2006, 15:08 GMT]
A vehicle of the Sri Lanka Red Cross (SLRC) on its return from Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) controlled territory Arippu in Musali division in Mannar district was hijacked by a group of armed men Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. The occupants of the vehicle, a medical officer, dispenser and the driver were asked to get down from the vehicle. Thereafter armed men drove the vehicle.

The SLRC vehicle was returning after conducting mobile medical camp in Arippu. The hijack took place near Aruvi Aaru (Malwathu Oya) which is located in Sri Lanka Army controlled Nanattan division.

SLRC officials lodged a complaint with the Murunkan Police, sources said.


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