Three soldiers found dead in Jaffna

The bodies of three soldiers with gun-shot wounds were found in Chavakacheri, Jaffna this morning, the army said.

According to the military the soldiers were providing security near the Sri Murugan Hindu Temple in the area last night before their bodies were discovered this morning.

Military spokesman Brigadier Nihal Happuarachi said that the army is now investigating incident.

“We can confirm they are dead and that they were shot. But we still don’t know how the incident happened as it was close to midnight when they were in the area,” the military spokesman said.

UPDATE: The army says it has now been confirmed that one soldier shot two others and then shot himself over a personal dispute.


(Report by Easwaran Rutnam)