One civilian killed

[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 July 1999, 10:30 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers fired mortars at the Kiran Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp, 26 km. north of Batticaloa, this morning around 8 a.m. and fired at soldiers on foot patrol near the area. One SLA soldier was wounded in the incident sources said.

The soldiers at the Kiran Junction fired indiscriminately in retaliation, killing one civilian, Kannappan Shunmugalingam,25, and injuring three others.

Shunmugalingam's body was brought to the Eravur hospital.

The wounded were taken to the Eravur hospital and were later transferred to the Batticaloa hospital for further treatment.

The area remains tense after the incident. Shops were closed and streets were deserted residents said.


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