Three policemen wounded in grenade attack in Pesalai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 June 2006, 17:41 GMT]
Three policemen were wounded when unidentified men lobbed a grenade at the police sentry located in Pesalai in Mannar district Thursday night around 7.40 p.m. The injured were identified as Bandara, 44, Wijewickrema, 41 and Abeyaratne, 32, police sources said.

Police thereafter fired at random for about fifteen minutes.

Wounded policemen were first taken to Mannar hospital and later airlifted to Colombo from Thallady army camp, sources said.

Fearing reprisals from Sri Lanka security forces Pesalai families fled from their houses and sought refuge in Pesalai Our Lady of Victory Church, sources said.


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