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Explosives haul found in Jaffna

JAFFNA: A haul of arms and explosives was recovered by the Security Forces in Uruppirai, Jaffna on Wednesday night following a tip-off received from a civilian.

According to a spokesman from the Media Centre for the National Security the explosives and weapons were hidden in a large crater.

Following the tip-off, the Forces recovered two petrol tanks filled with C4 high explosives, a suicide jacket, two T56s, 10 hand grenades, two wire codes, two RPGs, three back bags, bandages, tablet items, an army-type uniform and a civilian suit.

Meanwhile, the Security Force recovered a police uniform with other items buried in a compound in Sirippiddi on Wednesday night, MCNS spokesman said.

He said that following information received from a civilian the Security Forces recovered eight police uniform shirts and slacks, two pairs of shoes, two police belts, 17 gloves, a cap and a number of tags.

 

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