Six soldiers wounded in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 01 April 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Two SLA soldiers were wounded in a claymore mine attack by the Liberation Tigers on the Periyavilaan-Pandaththarippu road in Jaffna this morning around 7.30 a.m. However, according to unconfirmed reports from residents in the area, two soldiers were killed in the attack.
The SLA did not allow the buses to Pandaththarippu and Mathagal on the Periyavilaan road following the incident. Both buses were re-routed through Thottilady said sources in Jaffna.
The claymore attack by the Liberation Tigers last night in Waligamam east, took place on the Old Road which runs between Anaikkottai and Kulappiddi junction in Jaffna said well informed sources in Jaffna.
The scene of the mine attack was closer to the Manippaai road they said. Five boys in the area where the claymore mine exploded were arrested last night by the SLA and have been detained in the Kulappiddy army camp the sources said.
Meanwhile, reports from Vadamaradchi in Jaffna said that the SLA troops which were on a limited operation in the Vadamaradchi east area since Sunday withdrew completely, late this afternoon.
Four soldiers were wounded by a landmine attack by the Liberation Tigers while the withdrawal was in progress from the Nagarkovil area said SLA sources at the Palaly SLA headquarters this evening.
A civilian identified as Thambirajah Balasubramaniam lost his left foot below the knee today when he stepped on an APLM this morning in Vasaavilan where he had gone to inspect his house.
The location is near the Palaly SLA base complex.