Claymore mine recovered in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 19 September 2006, 22:43 GMT]
A claymore mine exploded at Kiran Korakallimadu area along Eravur-Valaichchenai road in Batticaloa district Monday morning around 7 a.m. Sri Lankan troops on road patrol were targeted. But they escaped unhurt, security sources said.
SLA troops fired at the site where about 150 meter long wire was detected near a school in Korakallimadu. The claymore mine exploded before the bomb disposal squad of the SLA reached the site on receipt of information. No arrests had been made in this regard.
Combined search operation was conducted in the area thereafter by the security forces.
Korakallimadu is located 21 km north of Batticaloa.