Girl wounded in STF's retaliatory fire

[TamilNet, Saturday, 02 June 2001, 17:28 GMT]
A 13-year old girl was seriously wounded when Special Task Force elite troops opened fire at devotees returning from Kannaki Amman temple at Thambiluvil, about 90 km. south of Batticaloa. The incident occurred around 3.30 p.m. Saturday. The STF troops fired from a sentry at Paddy Marketing Building on the Thambiluvil-Akkaraipattu road, local residents said.

The wounded girl was identified as Sakunthala Uthayakumar,13. She is admitted at the Batticaloa hospital. Hospital sources said her condition was critical.

Earlier, a STF soldier was killed in a fire-fight with LTTE members on the Thambiluvil-Akkaraipattu road.

The STF troops were retaliating to this incident, villagers said.

 

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