Unrest has been reported between Police and area residents of Palamuna, Akkaraipattu last night (5) over an accident.
Police engaged in duty at a roadblock in Akkaraipattu had signalled a motorbike to stop.
Police said the motorcyclist at the time skidded and toppled over, injuring the rider.
Around 700 area residents who learnt of the incident had reached the location and assaulted Policemen engaged on duty and torched the Police booth set up in the area as well.
The Akkaraipattu OIC who visited the area to bring the situation under control was assaulted by the residents.
A Policeman had opened fire to control the situation resulting in one individual sustaining injuries.
The tense situation has since been brought under control. Six other Policemen, and three Civil Security Force officers who sustained injuries have been hospitalised.
Hospital sources claim the 11 injured individuals are not in critical condition.
The Pottuvil ASP has launched investigations into the incident.