STF shoots dead 2 Tamil youths in Vellaave'li

[TamilNet, Monday, 06 August 2007, 09:36 GMT]
Special Task Force (STF) troops shot dead two Tamil youths Sunday evening at Vellaave'li area in Batticaloa district, after arresting them in a search conducted in the area.

The victims were identified as K. Sivanathan, 25 and K. Sashikaran, 26, both residents of Vellaave'li.

Batticaloa district Senior Superintendent of Police, H. W. P. Hearath claimed that the arrested youths had led the STF troopers to a secluded place saying that they have arms with them and had attacked the STF troopers.

The STF troops shot the two youths dead when they attacked the troopers, H. W. P. Hearath added.

Vellaave'li is located 24 km south of Batticaloa town.


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