Three soldiers were killed in two separate attacks
by the LTTE yesterday in the north, military sources said.
One soldier was shot dead yesterday morning around
9 a.m. near the Chundukuli Girls’ College in Jaffna while
in the afternoon two soldiers were ambushed and killed near the
forward defence lines at Omanthai, the sources said.
STF shoot Karuna cadre?
Police Headquarters have launched an investigation
into the shooting of a civilian and the disappearance of another,
following an argument with a group of STF personnel at Maruthamunai
area of Kalmunai.
The two men were riding a motor cycle at the time
of the incident. The man who was shot was reportedly a supporter
of the Karuna group and had returned from Saudi Arabia recently.
According to the STF, they had opened fire when the man had attempted
to flee on being stopped to be checked.
They said he had in his possession a T -81 weapon and some ammunition.
STF also said they believed he was an LTTE member.
However, Kalmunai police said they were investigating
whether the man belonged to any militant group.