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SLA soldier, civilian killed in blasts in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 06 January 2007, 07:54 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army soldier was killed in a claymore mine attack near Uduvil SLA camp, around 9 a.m., Saturday. The claymore was placed in front of a canteen run by the SLA, inside military high security zone, sources said. The Uduvil camp serves as the nerve center for SLA's intelligence operation in Jaffna district.

The soldier succumbed to his injuries while being taken to Palaly military hospital, the sources said.

In a separate incident, two women were injured in a blast near Jaffna Secretariat at Kachcheri - Nallur road, near the abandoned Jaffna railway station, around 8:50 a.m., Saturday.

One of them, Ponnuthurai Philomina,57, of Somasunderam road in Chundikuli succumbed to her injuries at the Jaffna teaching hospital.

The other woman was identified as K.Thiloshini.


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