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Five injured in attack on Valaichenai EPDP camp

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 August 2004, 02:52 GMT]
Five persons, including a Police constable, were wounded in a rifle grenade attack on the camp of the paramilitary group EPDP in Valaichenai, 32 kilometres north of Batticaloa, Tuesday morning around 7.45, Police said. The EPDP camp is by the Sri Lanka army camp at the Valaichenai fisheries harbour. The local EPDP leader 'Siva' (Anpunan Kandasamy) was also wounded when a rifle launched grenade hit the camp, Police said.

Police said the attackers had fired an M-203 type rifle grenade and another from a Toucan type single grenade launcher. One missed the EPDP camp and fell in a compound nearby, Police said.

The wounded paramilitary cadres were rushed to Valaichenai hospital and later transferred to Batticaloa.

The attackers got away, Police said.

 

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