SLA trooper shot, injured in Thenmaradchchy

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 23:12 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier was seriously injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on the SLA sentry post in Thavady-Kulapiddy junction area in Thenmardchchy on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m., sources in Jaffna said.

SLA troopers at the sentry retaliated with gunfire for nearly thirty minutes following the attack, sources added.

No one was injured in the SLA fire. However, tension prevailed in the area for several hours following the gunfire, local residents said.


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