SLA soldier killed in blast

[TamilNet, Friday, 12 March 1999, 00:01 GMT]
A Sri Lankan Army soldier was killed and another injured when an explosive device suspected to have been set off by the Liberation Tigers blew up near the Divisional Secretary's (D.S) office in Palai town in Jaffna around 2 p.m. this afternoon.

A civilian identified as K.Mahendirarajah,32, of Iththaavil in Thenmaradchi was injured in the blast which damaged the D.S office.

According to initial reports, the bomb was a improvised explosive device hidden near the Palai Citizen's Committee office.

 

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