Policeman, SLA trooper killed in Valvettithurai claymore blast

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 October 2006, 19:23 GMT]
A policeman attached to Valvettithurai police station and a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper were killed by a remotely triggered claymore blast Monday around 12:45 a.m., when the SLA road patrol was attacked between Udupidy and Valvetithurai in Vadmaradchchi north, police sources said. The SLA unit was on its way Valvettithurai from the Udupidy junction SLA camp when the attack occurred.

The two men died while they were being taken to the Manthikai hospital in a private vehicle.

The claymore device was attached to a bicycle left leaning on the wall of an abandoned Christian cemetery located on the Udupidy-Valvetithurai road.

 

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