2ND LEAD

Buffel APC destroyed in LTTE ambush in Amparai

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 20:52 GMT]
A Buffel Armoured Personnel Carrier used by the Sri Lankan Special Task Force in Amparai was destroyed in a combined ambush Wednesday around 9:00 a.m., LTTE military spokesman Irasiah Ilanthirayan told media. The Buffel APC, on its way from Pannalagama to Bakmitiyawa, was rushing to the site of a Claymore attack on a STF Road Patrol, where at least two personnell were killed and 3 wounded, according to the casualty figures provided by the Sri Lankan Police.

STF claimed that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) combatants who triggered the claymore device had fled during its retaliation following the attack.

STF troopers conducted a cordon off and search in the area.

The injured were admitted at Amparai hospital.

Bakmitiyawa is located 30 km southwest of Amparai and 7 km southeast of Pannalagama.

 

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