3RD LEAD (Correction)

Muslim worshippers killed in grenade attack on Akkaraipattu Mosque

[TamilNet, Friday, 18 November 2005, 04:15 GMT]
Unidentifed assailants lobbed two grenades into the Akkaraipattu Jummah Mosque killing four Muslim worshippers Friday early morning at 5:45 a.m. At least eighteen worshippers were wounded. Two victims died on the spot and the other two succumbed to their wounds at Akkaraipattu and Amparai Hospitals, medical sources said. Tension prevails in Akkaraipattu, 64 km south of Batticaloa town. The assailants hurled grenades on the floor of the moque crowded with devotees attending Jummah prayers Friday morning.

Mr. Ibraheem, 36, Mr. Abubaker, 60, were the victims who died on the spot. Mr. M.I.M Mustafa and Mr. Noordeen were two of the victims who succmbed to their wounds.

Wounded persons were rushed Akkaraipattu Hopital.

Additional troops and police were sent to the site, police said.

Tamil civilians living in the border area were seen leaving their houses fearing a communal backlash following the incident.

The Mosque is located on Akkaraipattu-Amparai Road.

 

Latest 15 Reports
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
03.10.19 19:16  
Raghavan plans to distribute uncultivatable lands to Tamils to compensate for loss of fertile lands
02.10.19 22:28   Photo
No place for human rights in China’s white paper for future world
01.10.19 18:26  
Genocidal Sri Lanka hits back at UN, claims it passed ‘litmus test’ on human rights in 2019
30.09.19 20:49  
SL military, police, traders, exert pressure on civil authorities in Mannaar to alienate lands
29.09.19 18:19  
No to alternative lands, original lands must be released with compensation, say Tamil activists
28.09.19 13:24   Photo
SL State-owned paper refuses to publish condemnation issued by Hindu Congress
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=16363