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Grenade attack on World Vision Batticaloa office

ICC Note: Christian charity attacked in town with high military population – vulnerable in the midst of tensions between rebels and government because neither side has an interest in protecting them in this strongly Buddhist country which does not entirely welcome the Christian presence.

12/23/07 Sri Lanka (TamilNet) – Unidentified persons lobbed a hand grenade Friday around 7:30 p.m on World Vision (WV) Batticaloa Office at Rosairo Lane causing damage to three vehicles of the organization, Batticaloa Police Head Quarter sources said. Investigation into the attack is being conducted but no one has been arrested so far, the sources added.
The grenade fell and exploded near the garage where the three vehicles were parked and none of their staff was injured because no one was in the office when the attack was made, WV officials said.

The office building too has been slightly damaged and the motive of the attack is not known, the police said… [Go To Full Story]