SLA soldiers attacked near electricity transformer in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 03 October 2008, 13:44 GMT]
Unidentified attackers attacked Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers posted at the electricity transformer area at Va'n'naaththi Paalam along Aadiyapaatham Veethi in Kokkuvil in Jaffna Thursday around 7:30 p.m. An explosion caused either by a hand grenade or by a Claymore device was heard from the place of attack, and gunfire followed the blast for nearly ten minutes, residents of the area said. There was no information on casualty or injuries to the SLA soldiers.

The soldiers rounded up the people in the neighborhood and made all of them stand along the street.

They were subjected to thorough check and interrogation. No details are available if anyone was arrested.

An electricity transformer in the same area was set fire earlier.

Similar attacks had been made on electricity transformers in Thenmaraadchi and Vadamarraadchi areas in Jaffna peninsula before.

The SLA soldiers, following these attacks, fenced in all transformers, and have deployed guards 24 hours a day.

 

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