Grenade attack in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 June 1999, 17:11 GMT]
A police officer was wounded when unidentified youth who had arrived in an autorikshaw, lobbed a grenade at a police checkpoint at Lloyds Avenue in Batticaloa this evening around 8.30 p.m.

The wounded policeman has been rushed to the Batticaloa hospital said sources.

There have been an increase in small scale attacks on security forces in the Batticaloa area the sources added.


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