SLA soldier, 2 policemen killed

[TamilNet, Thursday, 07 June 2001, 11:30 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army soldier was killed and another wounded when Liberation Tigers attacked troops on rout-clearing operation, at Arippu in the Seruvila area, 30 km. south-east of Trincomalee town, around 8 a.m. Thursday, police sources said. The soldiers were from Mahindapura camp. Meanwhile a Police constable, M.A.Mohideen, 33, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Eravur, 14 kilometers north of Batticaloa around 8 p.m. Thursday, said police sources in the eastern town.

Earlier, a reserve police constable was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Sammanthurai in the south-eastern Ampara district, around 8 a.m. Thursday morning, local police sources said.

The incident took place at Thaikkapalli junction , about 100 metres from Sammanthurai police station. Sammanthurai is about 20 km. north-east of Ampara town.


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