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5 youths shot dead in Ampaa'rai

[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 November 2008, 17:11 GMT]
Five youths have succumbed to gunshot wounds after unknown attackers opened fire on them at Kurunthaiyadi in Kalmunai of Ampaa'rai district Sunday night around 9:15 p.m. The gunmen opened fire from a roadside hideout while the young men were at a liquor shop on Resthouse Road. Two youths were killed on the spot and three succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

Police earlier said the youths belonged to TMVP Karuna faction. However, civil sources in the area said the youths were not members of paramilitary.

The episode has taken place 100 meters away from Kalmunai Police station.


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