11 STF troopers killed in four separate incidents in Ampaa'rai - LTTE

[TamilNet, Friday, 14 September 2007, 22:40 GMT]
Eleven Special Task Force (STF) troopers were killed and four others were injured in four separate LTTE attacks in Ampa'rai district on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, LTTE District Political Head of Ampaa'rai, P. Kaviyarasan told media Friday.

Two STF troopers were killed and two others injured when a claymore exploded near a tractor carrying STF personnel at Kagnchikkudichchaa'ru around 5:30 a.m Friday. The tractor was completely destroyed, P. Kaviyarasan said.

In another incident, one STF personnel were killed when an STF group attempting to infiltrate into the LTTE controlled territory at Vammiyadi Friday came under LTTE attack. Two persons also were injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, a foot patrol came under attack at Rubesh Kulam around 10:15 a.m. Thursday where two more STF troopers were killed, according to Kaviyarasan.

Four STF troopers were killed and two seriously injured when another STF foot patrol came under attack at Bakmitiyawa around 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday. The injured troopers later succumbed to injuries later, Kaviyarasan said.

LTTE suffered no casualties in any of the attacks, according to LTTE.

 

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