SLA mini-camp set on fire in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 12:04 GMT]
Unknown persons set fire to the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) mini camp located at Chullipuram area in Valigamam Wednesday morning when the troopers were out on patrol, sources in Chullipuram said. Additional troops have been deployed at the site while the camp continues to burn, eyewitnesses who had fled from the site said.

In an earlier incident, the same SLA mini camp was burnt by unidentified armed men and in the cordon off and search conducted by the SLA troopers following the burning many innocent civilians were beaten and subjected to harassment, the sources said.

Local residents said the mini camp and the sentry posts were set on fire using petrol, kerosene and tyres.


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