Grenade attack on civilian home in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 July 2007, 12:17 GMT]
Unknown assailants hurled a hand grenade at the house belonging to a Vavuniyaa trader located in Goodshed Road at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Police said. The explosion did not cause injuries or damage to any property, police added.

Police suspect the incident to be related to ransom demand on the local trader.

Threats to and extortion of money from local traders by paramilitaries have been on the decline in recent weeks in Vavuniya, and the Police are concerned at the re-emerging signs of ransom demands, civil sources in Vavuniya said.

 

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