2 STF commandos killed, SLA soldier, policeman injured, in claymore attack in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 11:11 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) launched a claymore attack on a team of armed forces patrol Tuesday around 8:00 a.m at Ma’ndoor in Vellaave’li police division in Batticaloa district, killing 2 Special Task Force (STF) commandos and seriously injuring a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier and a policeman, Batticaloa district LTTE said. Additional STF commandos and police deployed at the site of the attack jointly engaged in a search assaulting some Tamil youths in the area, the sources added.

The attack took place near Ma’ndoor Koozhaavadi Pi’l’laiyaar Koayil.

The injured were rushed to Ka’luvaangchchikkudi first and then transferred to Ampaa’rai hospital for further treatment.

Ma’ndoor is located 55 km from Batticaloa town.

 

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