07 October 2018
Gunshots were fired at a tractor carrying sand, in Jaffna on Saturday according to local reports.
The incident took place around 6pm on Saturday in Maniyanthoddam where illegal sand mining has become an issue locally.
The driver of the tractor said two unknown men tried to stop the vehicle. The driver did not stop but drove away faster, to which one of the men shot at the vehicle with a pistol.
The tractor and driver were unharmed, although the shooters escaped.
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