CSU personnel injured in claymore attack

[TamilNet, Thursday, 11 May 2000, 06:16 GMT]
Five military trained Policemen including three operatives of the Counter Subversive Unit (CSU) were wounded when they were hit by a claymore mine blast in the heart of Mannar town this morning around 10.30 a.m. The Police said that the Liberation Tigers were responsible for the attack in this high security zone.

The condition of an injured CSU investigator is serious said Mannar hospital sources.

The Policemen were walking out of the CSU camp on the Pallimunai road when the were hit by the claymore blast sources said. The Siththivinayagar National School was closed and students were sent home following the attack.

Police surrounded and searched Uppukkulam, a Muslim suburb of the Mannar town, soon after the blast. No one was arrested.

The CSU is a special investigations arm of the Sri Lankan security forces that arrests, detains and interrogates LTTE suspects in the Sri Lanka army controlled parts of the north and east of the island.

 

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