Claymore attack averted in Vanni, 3 dead in gunfire
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 15:32 GMT]
Members of Tamil auxilliary brigade on a road clearing patrol on Nedunkerni road, between Nainamadu and Puliyankulam, inside the Liberation Tigers controlled area intercepted a team of Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) troopers of the Sri Lanka Army, who were fixing 3 Claymore mines. Two Tamil auxilliaries and an SLA soldier were killed when both exchanged gunfire. At least one bag with "SLA" mark was recovered from the attackers, according to the video footage released by the National Television of Tamileelam (NTT). The SLA soldier killed was clad in LTTE uniform. The clash took place around 11:00 a.m. Tuesday.
SLA backpack kits (Photo: NTT)
The body of the SLA trooper was captured by the auxilliaries.
Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission officials inspected the clash site and the body of the DPU trooper who was killed in the firefight.
Commander Velevan of the LTTE explained the details of the DPU planned Claymore attack that was averted.
The auxilliaries seized tools and ammunition used by the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) troops of the the Sri Lanka Army. LRRP is also known as Deep Penetration Unit.
Communication equipment of the DPU team (Photo: NTT)
Sri Lankan soldier in Tiger uniform (Photo: NTT)