SLA shoots dead two youths in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 February 2009, 08:00 GMT]
A group of unidentified armed men launched an attack Saturday night around 9:45 p.m on Sri Lanka Amy (SLA) soldiers posted at an electricity transformer point in Kapputhoo, Vaatharavaththai area in Valikaamam East, sources in Jaffna said. SLA soldiers opened fire in retaliation killing two of the armed youths while the rest had fled, SLA sources claimed.

SLA also claimed to have recovered weapons from the two youths killed.

SLA in Jaffna has been guarding the electricity transformers in Jaffna peninsula following several attacks on the transformers last year.

No information is available of any casualty or injury to the SLA in the attack.

SLA soldiers launched a cordon and search from Sunday early morning which continued till afternoon during which the residents of the area were not allowed to exit or enter the area under search.

Kapputhoo, Vaatharavaththai area is located in Valikaamam East on the border between Thenmaraadchi and Vadamaraadchi.

 

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