Blast at Akkaraipattu

[TamilNet, Friday, 10 November 2000, 11:20 GMT]
Two policemen and a civilian passer-by were wounded in a bomb explosion at Akkaraipattu in the southeastern Ampara District around 9.30 a.m. Friday, police said. The police said the bomb was concealed in a motorcycle parked close to the police station and was triggered by a remote control device.

The wounded policemen were travelling in a jeep. They were admitted to the Ampara hospital, according to the police.

The police and Special Task Force troops conducted a search operation in the area following the incident. Local residents reported that tension prevailed in the area.


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