SLA cordons off, searches Kokuvil area

[TamilNet, Monday, 07 May 2007, 11:18 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers cordoned off and search large residential areas in Kokuvil east Monday early morning, sources in Jaffna said. Potpathi road, Medical Faculty road, Ka'lngkarai Road, Railway Station Road, and Temple Road areas were subjected to house-to-house search.

Youths were subjected to severe interrogation, according to local residents.

Although the search was completed around noon time, substantial presence of SLA troopers in the said areas continued post-noon. The troopers continued to search vehicles and pedestrians in the key roads in Kokuvil east, residents said.


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