UPDATE: 15 bodies discovered following shoot out in Kalmunai

27 April 2019 - 708   - 1

The bodies of 15 persons have been discovered in total at a rest house in which a shoot out had occured between military personnel and a group in Kalmunai last night.

The count comprises, six males, three females, and six children, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Previously, the bodies of four terrorists were identified by security personnel who were engaging in clearing operations this morning.

Bodies of four suspected terrorists discovered in Kalmunai

The bodies of four suspected terrorists have been found following the shoot out between security personnel and a group in Kalmunai last night, police said.

According to the Army, the shootout had taken place when security personnel were proceeding towards a safe house of suspected terrorists who had triggered three explosions and opened fire at the troops.

One civilian was killed while three others were found injured in the shootout. No military casualties was reported as a result of the incident, Army noted.

At present the entire area has been cordoned off while clearing operations are currently underway. 

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  • Desmond Mallikarachchi, Uni.Pera.Sri Lanka Saturday, 27 April 2019 11:16 AM

    Some of the unfortunate deaths here too could have been prevented if the authorities took necessary actions on receiving warnings in early April. Close upon 250 innocent people have already paid the prize with their lives for the negligence and irresponsibility on the part of the government. Since the 21st , the Black Easter Sunday, our forces have done a tremendous job. Thank you forces and congratulations.

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