STF convoy attacked

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 August 1999, 07:11 GMT]
Ten Special Task Force (STF) commandos were killed and at least 22 wounded when a bomb exploded at Veppankulam, 3 km. north of Vavuniya around 12 noon today police sources said.

The blast was caused by a female LTTE suicide bomber who had jumped in to the STF convoy the sources said.

A civilian employee was also killed in the attack the sources said.

The wounded were rushed to Vavuniya hospital immediately. More than 6 seriously wounded have been transferred to the Anuradhapura hospital.


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