5 SLA troopers killed in Claymore attack in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Saturday, 18 November 2006, 07:22 GMT]
Five army troopers inculding an officer were killed and the remaining four soldiers were wounded when unidentified attackers triggered a Claymore mine at their truck around 9:45 a.m. Saturday. Soldiers manning a nearby checkpost entered the Thandikulam Farm School and shot at the hostel students inside the school premises following the Claymore attack, civilian sources said. 4 students were killed and 8 wounded and rushed to Vavuniya hospital.

Wounded soldiers were rushed to Vanni SLA Head Quarters for treatment.

The troopers were travelling towards Omanthai when their was vehicle was attacked.

Omanthai is about 17 k.m. north of Vavuniya.


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