LTTE cadre killed, 2 policemen wounded in Amparai

[TamilNet, Friday, 25 August 2006, 22:44 GMT]
A Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadre was killed and two policemen riding in a three-wheeler were wounded, in a shootout on Thambiluvil Road in Amparai district Friday noon, Thirukkovil Police said. The LTTE cadre was gunned down when the policemen retaliated after an attack, police claimed. Meanwhile, LTTE Political Head in Amparai, Jeya, said the person shot dead was a political cadre of the Tigers.

Mr. Jeya said STF personnel gunned down Mr. Sudar, 21, and said. Sudar was a political cadre who had gone to the town, controlled by the Sri Lankan armed forces, according to the Amparai Political Head of the LTTE.

The policemen wounded in the shootout were identified as M Dharmaratne, 36 and W Abeyaratne, 33, and were admitted to the Akkaraipattu Hospital.

The LTTE cadre killed in the shootout was in posesion of a micro pistol, grenade and a cyanide capsule, police said.

According to LTTE Political Head in Amparai, Sudar was on his way to town to do political work.

STF claimed that a micro handgun, its magazine, hand grenade and a cyanide capsule were found on the deceased.

The body is to be handed over to ICRC, the police said.


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