Three soldiers killed

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.


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