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Two SLA soldiers wounded in gunfire in Welikanda

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 April 2006, 09:57 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were wounded when unidentified gunmen launched an ambush attack on an SLA checkpost at Vadamuani, 6 km southeast of Welikanda Sunday around 6:30 a.m. Welikanda police said.

Gunfire was exchanged for 30 minutes, sources said.

SLA soldiers launched a search operation till 9:30 a.m. after the ambush.

On Saturday, A Major rank SLA official was killed in a Claymore ambush at Welikanda. A soldier wounded in Saturday's ambush succumbed to his wounds Sunday.

 

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