Youth shot and killed, SLA soldier, policemen injured in grenade attack

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 September 2005, 14:13 GMT]
A Tamil youth was shot and killed by the Sri Lanka Army soldiers and policemen following a grenade attack at a police post located in Urani junction on Batticaloa-Valaichenai Road, 3 km north of Batticaloa town. An SLA corporal, Mr. M. D. Somasri, 32, was seriously wounded and three police constables sustained minor injuries when unidentified attackers lobbed a grenade at the police post around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police and SLA soldiers fired at random following the attack. Many Tamil civilians in the neighbourhood were beaten up by Sri Lanka Army soldiers, civilian sources said.

Sri Lankan forces arrested another Tamil youth and a motorbike was also seized by the soldiers, sources added.

The dead youth is yet to be identified.

The body of the dead youth is lying at Batticaloa Hospital mortuary, Hospital sources said.

 

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