Two civilians killed, one policeman shot, injured in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 13:04 GMT]
A 50 year old civilian, caught in the cross fire in a clash between unidentified armed men and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) road patrol unit at Kokuvil in Jaffna Monday night, was killed on the spot. Jaffna police recovered the body around 8:45 p.m and handed it over to Jaffna Teaching hospital. In a separate incident at Udupiddy in Vadamaradchi, two unidentified armed men shot dead an employee of the Jaffna Teaching hospital at his house Tuesday around 7:00 a.m, sources in Jaffna said.

The Kokuvil clash lasted for 15 minutes and came in the wake of a hand grenade attack by unidentified persons on SLA troopers Monday evening at the same area, seriously injuring two of them.

The Vadamaradchy victim was identified as Paramsothy Anananthakumar, 47, a father of five children. His body with more than six gunshot wounds has been taken to Manthikai hospital for post-mortem examinations.

In a third incident Tuesday around 11:00 a.m, unidentified armed men opened fire on the policemen posted at the entrance of Uthayan Tamil daily office located in the High Security Zone (HSZ) in Jaffna, seriously injuring one of them.

The injured policeman is admitted to the intensive care unit of the Jaffna Teaching hospital.

On 2nd May in an alleged attack by SLA troopers and the paramilitary cadres collaborating with them on Uthayan office, two of Uthayan staff were killed and two seriously injured.


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