LTTE supporters attack Indian Army convoyMay 2nd, 2009 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 2 (IANS) An Indian Army convoy was attacked by Tamil Tiger supporters in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore city Saturday, a defence spokesman said here.
Supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) stopped five army trucks carrying ammunition and personnel who were returning from training in Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh. They were on their way to Thiruvananthapuram.
Nobody was injured even as the angry protesters pelted stones causing minor damages to a couple of trucks.
“They (army personnel) were supposed to halt at the unit in Coimbatore for the day. The attack took place just before they reached Coimbatore. There has been no damage (to arms and ammunition) at all,” said the spokesman.
He said the army personnel did not retaliate. “They immediately informed police.”
Sri Lanka’s war against the LTTE has caused a stir in Tamil Nadu where the terror group has many supporters for its cause to carve an independent state for minority Tamils in the island nation. The months of combat operations have pushed the Tamil Tigers to a corner, whose top rung leaders are now squeezed into a narrow coastal strip.