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Two young boys killed in SLA attack on civilian tractor

[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 May 2006, 15:14 GMT]
A 12 and a 15-year-old boys were killed when Sri Lanka Army soldiers, who had moved into Thikiliveddai, an LTTE controlled border area, beyond the Kinnayadi lagoon, Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., ambushed a tractor with farmers. Three civilians were wounded, Daya Mohan, Head of Batticaloa Political Wing of the LTTE said.

The victims were identified, Kanapathy Balu, 12, and Vinayagamoorthy Nanthan, 15.

The wounded were admitted to LTTE's paramedical unit and later transferred to Chenkalady hospital in SLA controlled Eravur.

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission officials inspected the explosion site around 6:15 p.m.

 

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