Round up in Batticaloa suburbs

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Police cordoned off and searched two suburbs of the Batticaloa soon after the morning explosion in the town's market.

The Police rounded up civilians in two simultaneous operations in Mamangam and Punnaicholai at 10 a.m this morning.

Four youth were arrested. A Police officer in Batticaloa said that the youth were arrested on suspicion as they are not residents of the areas which were searched this morning.

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