Shell explodes in Velanai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 February 2007, 01:22 GMT]
A shell exploded in near the Navalar Community Development Centre in Velanai, a village on the island of Kayts off the Jaffna peninsula, at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday forcing the villagers to scatter in panic, residents in the islets said. No one was injured in the explosion. Some of the buildings nearby sustained minor damages, sources said.

No information is available on who fired the shell.

A similar isolated shell explosion occured in Velanai after the Allaippiddy- Mandaithivu clash following the breakout of violence between the Liberation Tigers and Sri Lanka security forces on 11 August 2006.


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