Muslim trader shot dead in Palaiyootu

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 05:53 GMT]
Unidentified men shot dead a Muslim trader in Poompuhar in Palaiyootu area, a suburb in Trincomalee Monday night around 8:00 p.m.

The victim has been identified as Mohamed Mooza, a vegetable vendor.

Several families residing in the area sought refuge in the nearby church as tension prevailed Monday night.

This suburb comes under the Uppuveli Police division.

Additional troops and police were deployed in the area following the shooting incident. Cordon and search operation was conducted by the security forces.

 

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