SLA shoots dead 3 men in Addaa’laichcheanai

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 17:06 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops shot and killed two men Tuesday around 9:00 a.m in a joint cordon and search operation with police in Addaa’laichcheanai area in Akkaraipattu police division in Ampaa’rai district, and another man around 1:00 p.m. in a paddy field west of Addaa’laichcheanai, according to Akkaraipattu police. The police claimed that the three were members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and that the two shot dead in the first incident had hurled a hand grenade on SLA troops during the search, and SLA fired at the third man when he tried to escape.

The police also claimed that the three killed were responsible for the recent killings in Akkaraipattu and Aalayadiveampu areas in Ampaa’rai district.

Akka’raipattu police, on receiving information about the presence of suspicious persons in Pa’l’likkudiyiruppu area in Addaa’laichcheanai, launched a joint cordon and search operation Tuesday around 7:00 a.m in Pa’l’likkudirippu and Saappai located north of Akka’raipattu.

The third victim was shot dead in a marshy paddy field west of Periya Mullaiththeevu in Addaa’lachcheanai.

The three bodies are kept at Akka’raipattu Base Hospital for identification.

Steps have been taken to hand over the bodies to the Red Cross Society after the inquest into death and post mortem examination are held, the police said.


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