Six policemen wounded

[TamilNet, Saturday, 07 November 1998, 13:08 GMT]
Six Sri Lankan Police personnel were wounded when a combined convoy of the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) and Police was attacked by the Liberation Tigers at Morakkodanchnai in the Batticaloa district this afternoon around 12.15.

SLA sources said a vehicle in which the policemen were travelling was hit by a mortar fired by the Tigers from Thihilivettai.

The Sri Lankan Army opened up retaliatory shelling towards Thihilivettai from its camp in Morakkodanchenai.

One civilian was wounded in the SLA's retaliatory fire.

 

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