2 SLA soldiers killed in Claymore ambush in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 28 June 2007, 06:38 GMT]
Unidentified attackers triggered a Claymore mine Thursday morning around 9:30 in Naavaanthu'rai, kiilling two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers riding on bicycles along Naavaanthu'rai-Kaakkaitheevu road in the outskirts of Jaffna city. The injured were rushed to Palaali military hospital while the SLA is engaged in a cordon and search operation around the site of the ambush.

An SLA road patrol unit on bicycles was on its way to Kaakkaitheevu from Naavaanthu'rai area when the claymore device was triggered by the attackers from an abandoned house near the Mosque in the area, Police said.

The number of SLA troopers injured in the blast is still not known.

Recently, 3 SLA troopers were killed and one seriously injured in a similar claymore attack at Eechchamoaddai area, situated within Jaffna Municipality limits.


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