Civilian injured in Madhu claymore attack dies

[TamilNet, Saturday, 29 April 2006, 18:05 GMT]
Mr.M. Jeevananthan, a 24-year civilian who was seriously injured in the claymore attack by the Deep Penetration Unit of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Thetchanamadu area of Liberation Tigers controlled Madhu area, succumbed to his injuries Saturday afternoon, sources from Jaffna said.

Jeevanathan was taken to Kilinochchi Government Hospital after he was injured from the Thursday attack and was transferred to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital Saturday morning for urgent surgery to save his life.

He died during the additional surgery at the Jaffna Hospital.

The claymore attack took place after the explosion at the Slave Island SLA Head Quarters where Lt Maj Sarath Fonseka was seriously injured.

Jeevananthan was the first patient taken through the A9 highway and the Muhamalai checkpoint from an LTTE area to Jaffna district, sources said.

 

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