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Police constable shot, killed in Mannaar city

[TamilNet, Saturday, 22 December 2007, 19:23 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a Sri Lankan police constable, Jayasinghe, in front of Mannaar bus stand at 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Police said. Tension prevailed in the city which was crowded with Christmas-shoppers as Sri Lanka Army cordoned off many places and launched a search for pistol group (intelligence wing) members of the LTTE.

Constable Jayasinghe who was on road patrol duty had gone to buy cigarette when he was shot and killed on the spot.

The dead body of the police constable was handed over to the mortuary of Mannaar hospital.


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