Police recover claymore in Kiran
[TamilNet, Sunday, 30 April 2006, 16:46 GMT]
A claymore mine was recovered by Valaichenai Police in Kiran, Batticaloa near the market located along the Pulipaainthakal Road at 11.30 p.m. Sunday, Valaichenai Police said. Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports said that a high level Sri Lanka Army (SLA) officer and an SLA trooper were killed when their vehicle hit a mine buried by the Liberation Tigers after the pre-dawn attack on paramilitary camp in Welikande.
The recovered mine in Kiran was targetted at the Police officers who travel to Polannaruwa from Batticaloa on regular vacation at 11 p.m., Police said.
Members of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) visited the site where the claymore mine was found, sources siad.