Claymore blast kills STF elite trooper in Thirukovil

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 May 2006, 06:22 GMT]
A Special Task Force (STF) elite trooper was killed when a claymore mine targetted on the STF foot patrol exploded around 8.30 a.m. along the Main Street in Thirukovil around 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Kalmunai Police sources said.

The STF soldier, Mr.Dharmaretna was seriously injured in the blast and succumbed to injuries while he was being taken to the Amparai general hospital, the sources said.

Sri Lankan Government troops immediately cordoned off the area and conducted a search operation, police sources said.

It is not known if any arrests were made.

 

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