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Family abducted by white van in Batticaloa

A family of four was abducted by a group claiming to be from the army in a white van on Wednesday in Batticaloa, reports Tamilwin.

The van was reportedly intercepted after villagers alerted the police, and the drivers on interrogation claimed that they were going to a nearby military camp, and the family was being taken based on a 'personal grudge'.

A military spokesperson accused external groups of carrying out such calculated abductions to frame and ruin the 'good reputation' of the security forces.

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