12 Police officers injured in Batticaloa hand grenade attack

[TamilNet, Sunday, 07 May 2006, 20:21 GMT]
Twelve police cadres including a police woman, and two civilians were seriously injured in a hand grenade attack by unidentified men riding in a motorbike Sunday around 7.30 p.m, in front of Batticlaoa police head office, said police sources.

Police were talking near a vegetable stall just in front of the police head office when the attackers lobbed the grenade, added the sources.

The police opened indiscriminate firing immediately after the attack, said witnesses.

Two policemen were injured in an earlier hand grenade attack on the Batticaloa police head office last month.

 

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