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Sri Lanka's STF open fire in Jaffna, one injured

Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force opened fire in Jaffna on Saturday, with latest reports indicating that at least one Tamil youth has been admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds.

The injured youth has been identified as 20-year-old Kisnarajah Sajeevan. He has been admitted to a Jaffna hospital with injuries to his leg.

Tensions are reportedly high in the Ariyalai region where the shooting took place. Sri Lankan police have reportedly claimed that the youth was involved in illegal sand-mining, but little information on the incident has been released.

More to follow.