2 killed, 3 injured in Jaffna attacks

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 10:23 GMT]
One Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper and one civilian supporter of Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) were killed, and one SLA soldier and two Sri Lanka Police officers were injured in continuing violence across Jaffna district Wednesday, sources from Jaffna said.

Two Police constables attached to Ilavalai Police were injured when the pickup vehicle they were travelling in came under claymore attack along the Periyavilan-Pandatharippu Road at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, sources in Jaffna said.

At 11:45 a.m. an SLA trooper who was on security duty at the Jaffna-Palaly road near Urumpirai junction came under grenade attack by unknown gunmen. The trooper was seriously injured and was taken to Palaly Military Hospital for treatment. Details of his condition are not available.

Meanwhile, unknown gunmen shot dead Philip Mariyanayagam, 56, near Kottady junction in the center of Jaffna town at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, sources in Jaffna said. Mariyanayagam, alleged to be a supporter, and who worked for the Sri Lanka Government's trading establishment SATHOSA was riding a bicycle towards Jaffna town when the gunmen struck from behind and escaped, according to sources in Jaffna.

An SLA soldier engaged in security duties was shot dead by unknown gunmen near Sattanathar temple Kalviyankadu junction along Jaffna-Point Pedro road at 1:35 p.m.. His body has been taken to the Palay Military Hospital, sources in Jaffna said.

 

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