Grenade attack on paramilitary in Valaichenai

[TamilNet, Monday, 08 November 2004, 07:13 GMT]
A civilian was injured when unidentified persons lobbed a grenade at two paramilitary cadres in Valaichenai, 32 kilometres north of Batticaloa, Monday morning around 10.30, Police said. Two Policemen were with the paramilitary cadres who were shopping in the Valaichenai bazaar when the grenade was lobbed. The attackers fired in the air before they fled the area, Police said.

The paramilitary cadres are from the EPDP camp adjoining the Sri Lanka army camp at the Valaichenai fisheries harbour, Police said.

A Sri Lanka army vehicle was passing the area when the grenade was lobbed, according to Police.

They said the injured civilian is Mr. Ahamed Lebbai, 68.

 

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