Vavuniya North DS wounded, driver killed in Claymore attack
[TamilNet, Monday, 12 June 2006, 12:34 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army Deep Penetration Unit exploded a Claymore mine seriously wounding the driver of the vehicle in which Vavuniya North Divisional Secretary was riding in the LTTE controlled Mathiyamadu village. The driver, N. Balasingam, seriously wounded in the attack and rushed to Vavuniya hospital, succumbed to his wounds while being transferred to Anuradhapura hospital, medical sources said.
The Divisional Secretary, Mr. Pathmanathan, was wounded.
Meanwhile, a Claymore attack targeted devotees traveling to Vatrapalai temple festival on Nedunkerny Mulliavalai Road around 12:50 p.m. Monday. No casualties were reported.
The escalating Sri Lankan penetration attacks have targeted civilian travellers inside LTTE controlled territory.