Gun explosion at Bastian Junction
A gun belonging to a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) solider exploded at Bastian junction on A9 Road in Jaffna Town.
Reports say that all the soldiers who were on site at the time of the explosion were seriously injured.
‘The explosion had prompted all civilians in the vacation to flee, abandoning their daily routine. Traffic also came to a standstill’ reported a witness.
The SLA usually responds to explosions by firing at anyone and everyone on site.