Security patrol shot in Batticaloa town

[TamilNet, Saturday, 05 May 2001, 11:47 GMT]
A military trained Sri Lanka Policeman was killed another wounded when gunmen suspected to be members of the Liberation Tigers opened fire on a patrol in the heart of Batticaloa town around 3.45 p.m. Saturday. Police sources in Batticaloa town said that two gunmen had come on a bicycle towards the Boundary Road-Trinco Road junction and shot the two Policemen who were on patrol duty there. The junction is in the high security zone of the town.

The Thaandavanveli area where the shooting took place was tense following the shooting, which came after a lull of almost four months, residents said. The gunmen had got away when the Police and the Special Task Force commandos got to the scene, according to them.


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