Grenades, ammunition recovered from Paranthan well

[TamilNet, Thursday, 06 February 2003, 01:10 GMT]
Several hand grenades and different types of ammunition left behind by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were safely removed from a well in the premises of Paranthan Murugan Temple Wednesday by members of the landmine removal task force of the Tamils Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), sources in Vanni said.

Temple administrative authorities promptly notified the TRO office in Kilinochchi on seeing suspicious objects inside the well.

The following items were found in the well:
  • 59 - M70 type hand grenades
  • 51 - K400 type hand grenades
  • 09 - RPG rockets
  • 3850 - AK47 rounds
  • 01 - RPG booster with propeller
  • 01 - AK LMG (unusable)

Meanwhile, in Chavakachcheri town in Thenmaradchy district, Subramaniam Bakeerathan (24) was injured when explosives left behind by the SLA in the backyard of his house exploded while he was cleaning the compound.

Bakeerathan was admitted to the Jaffna teaching hospital with hand, face and eye injuries, sources in Chavakachcheri said. His injuries were not life threatening, sources added.

 

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