2 STF personnel wounded in Claymore attack in Kaluwanchikudy

[TamilNet, Monday, 03 July 2006, 12:32 GMT]

Two elite counter-insurgency Special Task Force (STF) troopers in a road clearng patrol were wounded in a Claymore attack Monday aroud 6:45 a.m. at Puthukudiyiruppu, 10 km southeast of Batticaloa town, Kaluwanchikudy Police said.

The STF troopers, M. Sarath, 36, and W.P. Rajapakse, 28, wounded in the attack which was reported at Kurukkalmadam Ampilanthurai junction, were rushed to Amparai hospital.

All traffic, on Batticalo Kalmunai Road that had come to a halt for more than an hour following the attack.

Normalcy resumed in the village at noon, civilian sources said.


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