6 Tamil civilians arrested in Buttala

[TamilNet, Sunday, 13 July 2008, 02:24 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police in a joint cordon and search operation conducted along Buttala-Kathirkaamam road Saturday arrested six Tamil civilians Saturday, sources said. The search was triggered by the attack Friday morning on a passenger bus by a group of unidentified gunmen that killed four commuters and wounded 26 others.

The gang had opened fire on a passenger bus plying from Moneragala to Kathirkaamam. Joint cordon and search operation was launched immediately along the Buttala-Kathirkaamam and has been continuing.

The road has been reopened after it was temporarily closed following the attack.

Vehicles along the Buttala-Kathirkaamam road are being checked by security forces.



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