Two SLA soldiers injured in Jaffna claymore attack

[TamilNet, Monday, 03 July 2006, 15:57 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier were seriously injured in a claymore explosion on Jaffna-Palaly road near Urelu junction at 6:00 p.m. Monday, security sources said. The injured soldiers have been taken to Palaly Military Hospital. The claymore mine was targeted on a SLA truck, but hit the SLA troopers following behind the truck on bicycle patrol in the area, sources said.

The explosion took place inside the Palay High Security Zone (HSZ) 300 meters from the SLA camp that houses the SLA Intelligence wing . The notorious SLA motor-bike brigade whose members customarily wear black face masks and terrorize the Jaffna population also operates from this SLA camp, Urelu residents said.

The claymore explosion inside the HSZ took place 4 hours after another explosion in Thikkam, near Point Pedro.


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