4 STF commandos killed in landmine attack in Ampaa’rai

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 January 2009, 15:05 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) combatants triggered a landmine Monday around 4:40 p.m targeting a vehicle carrying Special Task Force (STF) commandos, killing four of them, in Kanchchikudichchaa’ru jungle in Ampaa’rai district, LTTE sources in Ampaa’rai district.

The vehicle in which the STF commandos were travelling was heavily damaged in the attack.

8 STF commandos had been killed and 5 seriously injured in attacks since the beginning of year 2009 in Ampaa’rai district.

A policeman and a home guard were killed while a policeman was seriously injured, during the same period in Ampaa'rai district.


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