Four civilians killed in claymore blast in Jaffna town

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 06 December 2006, 12:24 GMT]
Unidentified assailants triggered a claymore device attached to a motor cycle parked near the Pannai Bridge in Jaffna targeting a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) vehicle Wednesday around 1:30 p.m killing two civilians on the spot and seriously injuring four others. Two of the injured succumbed to injuries at the Jaffna Teaching hospital, sources in Jaffna said. The blast overturned the SLA vehicle, injuring several soldiers, SLA sources said.

The claymore device blast targeted the SLA vehicle which was returning from Sri Lanka Telecom Limited in the Pannai Bridge area.

The two men who died on the spot were not identified. A woman, 45, and a 4-year old child succumbed to injuries at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

V. Vaseekaran, 21, of Velanai and a 4-year old boy are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit in a critical condition, medical sources said.

The Pannai Bridge area, to which the Jaffna Central Bus Terminal was relocated by the SLA Jaffna recently, falls within the High Security Zone of the SLA.

 

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