Fourteen fishermen were fired at and attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan personnel off Kodiakarai coast in the district, officials said.

They said a Lankan naval craft approached the two Indian boats in mid sea on October 17, opened fire, damaging a side of one boat, snatched their fish catch, nets and GPS equipment and threw them into the sea and then beat them up.

After the incident, the fishermen sailed back to shore and reached here today, the officials said.

(This article was published on October 19, 2012)
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