Two SLA troopers injured in mortar attack in Kiran

[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 June 2006, 09:21 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were injured in a mortar attack on the Kiran camp by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Thursday between 5.30 a.m and 6.00 a.m, SLA sources from Kiran Bridge camp in Batticaloa district said. SLA added that they retailated with mortar fire on LTTE positions. However, LTTE sources in Batticaloa said that SLA had first attacked their positions forcing them the LTTE gunners to retaliate.

The Kiran Bridge SLA camp is located 22 km north of Batticaloa on the edge of the boundary drawn in the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA) between the LTTE territory and the SLA controlled region.

The SLA cordoned off and searched in the Kiran region, said sources from Batticaloa.

Meanwhile, unidentified men on a motorbike lobbed a hand grenade on the Valaichenai police sentry post Thursday early morning around 1.00 a.m and had escaped without being caught, said Valaichenai police.

No one was injured on their side, added the police.

Valaichenai is located 28 km north of Batticaloa.

 

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