Checkpost near SLAF airport in Batticaloa attacked, one dead

[TamilNet, Monday, 26 December 2005, 09:42 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen fired at a checkpost at Puthunagar, near Batticaloa Valaiyiravu Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) airport, 4 km west of Batticaloa town, wounding a policeman Sunday night around 1:20 a.m. The policeman, N. Karunaratne, later succumbed to his gunshot wounds at Batticaloa Hospital, medical sources said.

The gunmen targeted four personnel who were on duty at the checkpost, Batticaloa police said.

Puthunagar lies in a Sri Lanka Army demarcated high-security area.

 

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