SLA soldier, two civilians killed in Muttur

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 January 2006, 10:12 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier was killed in a grenade attack on a sentry post at 58th milepost in Killiveddy area in Muttur division, south of Trincomalee, around 9 p.m., Sunday. Two civilians were killed when the soldiers retaliated, residents of the area said. SLA authorities, however, claimed that the men killed were members of the Liberation Tigers and that they have recovered a firearms from them.

Sri Lanka Army soldiers cordoned the villages Killiveddy and Menkamam and conducted house-to-house search operation, residents said.

They have complained to the Trincomalee district parliamentarian Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham about harassment by the SLA troops during the search operation.

Meanwhile, in Batticaloa unidentified men who had come on a motorcycle threw a grenade at a police sentry post at Kallady, a suburb of the eastern town, around 9.50 p.m., Sunday. The grenade exploded in front of the sentry and no damages were caused, the police said.

In separate incident at Pioneer Road in Batticaloa, unidentified men threw grenade at the house of a Tamil businessman, K.Nallaratnam. Blast caused damages to front part of the house. The house is situated near the office of Superintendent of Police (SP).


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