SLA trooper killed, another injured in Chaavakachcheari

[TamilNet, Saturday, 26 May 2007, 11:40 GMT]
Unidentified armed men opened fire Friday around 4:30 p.m on the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sentry post in front of Chaavakachcheari Divisional Secretariat, along A9 road within SLA High Security Zone (HSZ), killing a trooper and seriously injuring another, sources in Jaffna said. The exchange of fire lasted for nearly ten minutes.

SLA cordoned off and searched the area immediately after the attack but the armed men had escaped unhurt, the sources said.

The injured trooper was rushed to Palaali Military hospital.



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