Kattankudy youth shot by police

[TamilNet, Friday, 30 January 1998, 23:59 GMT]
A civilian was injured when a bomb exploded at Katankudy around 10.00 p.m. last night, said sources in Batticaloa. No details are yet available. Kattankudy is a booming Muslim town six kilometers south of Batticaloa town.

Early this morning around 4.00 a.m. a young boy who had stepped out of his home on hearing an explosion was shot dead in Aaraipattai, a densely populated Tamil village adjacent to Kattankudy.

It is believed that he was shot by the Special Task Force (STF) personnel. The STF has a camp in Aaraipattai.


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