Two killed, two including SLA trooper injured in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 11 November 2006, 13:24 GMT]
A trader in Jaffna town and a civilian in the Jaffna Islet of Kayts were shot dead by unknown gunmen in the last 24 hours from Friday 6:00 p.m. in Jaffna district, sources in Jaffna said. A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper and a worker-assistant of the slain trader were also injured during the same period.

Jesudas Sabaratnam, 35, a civilian from Nalanthanai in Kayts, was shot dead by unknown gunmen Friday evening, sources said. Gunmen who arrived at Jesudas's Nalanthanai house, shot him at close range and escaped.

Meanwhile, Alaharsamy Saravanakumar, 35 a trader who owned a business near Sathirai Santhi (junction) along KKS road, within the High Security Zone in Jaffna, was shot dead by gunmen riding in a motorbike at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, sources in Jaffna said.

In the same incident, Nadarasa Nishanthan, 24, from Vannarpannai, working as an assistant at the same business was seriously injured and was taken to Jaffna Teaching Hospital, sources added.

In a third incident, a Sri Lanka Army trooper on guard duty at the sentry point located close to Malisanthi in Vadamaradchy along Jaffna-Point Pedro road was shot and seriously injured by gunmen at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

The trooper was first taken to Manthikai Hospital located 2 km east of Malisanthi, and later taken to Palaly Military Hospital, according to sources in Point Pedro.


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