Search operation in Anuradhapura

[TamilNet, Saturday, 08 March 2008, 14:06 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police Saturday launched a cordon and search operation in Anuradhapura and took several persons for questioning. Police said they launched the operation after receiving information from a civilian on the presence of a claymore mine weighing about 10 kg close to a tank.

Bomb disposal squad of the Sri Lanka Army rushed to the site and defused the mine, police sources said.

Police are interrogating those detained for questioning after the search, according to local sources.


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