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Two Tamil civilians shot dead, one injured in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Thursday, 07 December 2006, 09:38 GMT]
Unidentified armed persons shot dead two Tamil villagers at Uppuveli in Trincomalee when they were returning in their carts with firewood from Kanniya, a village located about eight km off northwest of the east port city. Another Tamil civilian was injured in the incident, Uppuveli police said.

The victims were identified as A. Singarasa, 36 and K. Sivananthan, 57, both from 6th Mile Post, Kanniya in Trincomalee.

Chellaiah Sundaralingam, 50, from Varadoya Nagar, Puthukudirupu in Uppuveli is the civilian injured in the shooting, hospital sources said.

Bodies of the dead persons are kept at the mortuary of the Trincomalee general hospital and the injured warded in the hospital.

The Uppuveli Police are conducting investigation into the shooting.


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