STF commandos shoot dead 3 youths in Ampaa’rai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 January 2008, 16:20 GMT]
Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) commandos shot dead Wednesday around 8:35 p.m. three youths riding bicycles along Kalmunai Road in Neelavaa’nai in Ampaa’rai district, Kalmunai police said. The bodies of the youths remain unidentified in Kalmunai hospital.

The three youths were riding on their bicycles along Kalmunai Road where STF troops lay in ambush and had shot killed the youths because they tried to flee on seeing them, the sources said.

STF commandos who searched the bodies of the youths handed a Claymore device and T56 type rifle to Kalmunai police, claiming they had found the weapons in their search.

Neelaava'nai is located 34 km south of Batticaloa city.


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