Two youths killed in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Monday, 24 April 2006, 06:38 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers gunned down a youth and another was reported killed in a blast that took place around 7:30 a.m., Monday, when SLA soldiers detected a Claymore attack on Thivu Road in Vantharumoolai, police said. SLA sources have claimed that the youths killed were attackers. An SLA soldier was wounded. An ambush on an SLA patrol was also reported at 10:30 a.m. at 18th Mile Post on Batticaloa - Valaichenai Road, no casulties were reported.

SLA sources have claimed that they have recovered a Claymore mine, a 200 meter wire and a grenade from the victims. Vantharumoolai is located 17 km. northwest of Batticaloa town.

The youths were attaching a Claymore mine on a Mango tree, the SLA troopers have told the police.

The victims are yet to be identified.


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