LTTE claymore kills seven SLA in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 25 June 2001, 09:09 GMT]
Seven soldiers were killed and twenty-two injured when a Sri Lanka army truck was hit by a claymore mine set off by the Liberation Tigers in Madduvil, about 25 kilometres east of Jaffna town around 1.20 p.m. Monday, military sources in the peninsula said. Casualties could rise as several soldiers in the truck were wounded seriously, they said.

The LTTE captured Madduvil from the SLA after heavy fighting in May last year. The Sri Lankan security forces re-captured the area from the Tigers later in the year.

The SLA announced that many parts of the Madduvil sector had been de-mined and made safe for civilians to resettle. The LTTE, however, warned residents not to go back to their homes which they fled last year as the area remains a very much a war zone.


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