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Petrol bombs thrown at Tamil home in Jaffna

A Tamil home in Jaffna was attacked with petrol bombs last night by a group of unknown persons who arrived by motorbike.

At least two motorbikes and a vehicle were destroyed in the attack on the home in Karuvapulam Road, Kokkuvil.

Following the attack a Tamil journalist who arrived the report on the attack was assaulted by Sri Lankan police and hospitalised as a result.

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The petrol bomb attack follows an increasing pattern of attacks on homes and rising crime in the Jaffna peninsula,  despite a massive military presence with tens of thousands of soldiers stationed in the peninsula.