Two SLN soldiers injured in Allaipitti claymore attack

[TamilNet, Sunday, 30 April 2006, 14:46 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) have been seriously injured in a claymore attack near the Allaipitti area in Kayts within SLN's High Security Zone (HSZ) at 6.40 p.m. Sunday, sources in Jaffna said. The injured soldiers were air-lifted to Palaly military hospital and later transferred to General Hospital, security sources said.

The claymore explosion was targetted at SLN foot patrol and took place at the roadside close to Allaipitti junction which is under close observation by SLN soldiers. The area has no residential settlements and contains only shrub growth in lagoon dry beds.

Allaipitti is located on the causeway from Jaffna towards islets of Velani and Kayts through Pannai bridge. After Mandaitivu, past the abandoned alluminum factory, lies the large Sri Lanka Navy garrison and SLN check point where all passengers to Jaffna islets to through comprehensive checks.

The explosion in the heavily guarded area under SLN HSZ has shocked the SLN command, sources said.

 

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