The Police have decided to engage the STF in Jaffna so as to contain violence such as sword slashing. The STF is put into the field to totally eliminate Aava Group among other groups playing havoc in Jaffna, it is reported.
Recently, several incidents of sword slashing and petrol bomb attack occurred in Jaffna and in some other areas in the peninsula. The STF have been engaged following these incidents.
Meanwhile 5 students were arrested last week in connection with sword slashing and been remanded. Weapons including large swords, and hand axes were recovered from them, it was announced.