Two SLA troopers injured in Alaveddy attack

[TamilNet, Friday, 30 June 2006, 14:22 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers were seriously injured when they came under fire from unknown gunmen in front of the Soosaiyappar Church in Alaveddy, Valigamam Jaffna district at 1:30 p.m. Friday, sources in Jaffna said. The troopers were carrying food parcels in bicycles for other soldiers engaged in security duty when they were attacked. The troopers returned fire and the firefight lasted for more than 10 minutes before the attackers escaped from the site, sources said.

The injured troopers were taken to Palaly Military Hospital, military sources said.

SLA soldiers have mounted a large scale cordon and search operation around the location of the shooting, Alaveddy residents said.

 

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