Four grenade attacks on SLA troopers in Vadamaradchi

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 January 2007, 01:04 GMT]
Four hand grenade attacks were targetted towards Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers at four different places in Vadamaradchi Monday, sources in Point Pedro said. No SLA soldiers were injured in the attacks. However, SLA sources said that in one of the attacks at Alayady are in Polikandy, a member of the Liberation Tigers was killed.

Unidentified persons lobbed a hand grenade on an SLA road patrol at Salaiady on Jaffna-Point Pedro road, close to Vadamaradchy Hindu Girls' College, around 11:30 a.m, minutes before an SLA convoy passed the area.

In another incident, unidentified men threw a hand grenade on a SLA road patrol at Alayady area in Polykandy around 12 noon. The SLA troopers shot dead a youth and claimed that he lobbed the hand grenade. The SLA also said that they discovered a claymore device planted by him. The body was handed to Valvettithurai police who transferred the body to Valvettithurai hospital for postmortem examinations.

In a third incident, the SLA sentry post on College road in front of Point Pedro Hartley College, was attacked by unknown gunmen who lobbed hand grenade at the troopers manning the sentry at 1:00 p.m. The sentry is located inside an area in the High Security Zone (HSZ).

In another incident unknown me hurled hand grenades at a SLA road patrol at Vathiry in Karaveddy around 5:00 p.m. No one was injured in this attack.

 

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