SLA soldier killed, 4 injured in mortar attack in Akkaraipattu

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 August 2008, 09:23 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier was killed and four wounded Saturday night when the SLA camp at Ka'n'nakipuram in Akkaraippattu of Ampaa'rai district came under mortar fire, according to Sri Lankan police sources.

Meanwhile, residents in the area said that the SLA and police launched a cordon and search operation Sunday morning around 8:00 during which men and women, regardless of age or gender were assaulted indiscriminately.

Persons on their to way to paddy fields, building construction work and other errands were assaulted by the SLA soldiers and policemen at the time of the search, residents complained.


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