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2 SLN troopers killed, 2 wounded in Kayts, Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 14 January 2006, 08:39 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel was killed on the spot and three others were seriously injured in a roadside blast in Kayts, an island north-west of Jaffna town, around 1.30 p.m., Saturday. A wounded trooper, later succumbed to his wounds, naval sources in Colombo said. The naval troopers were on a road patrol in the area when the mine went off, according to military sources in the northern town.

More SLN troops have been deployed in the area and a search operation is underway, civilians sources said.

The injured SLN personnel have been transported to Palaly military base hospital.

 

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