One SLA trooper killed, two injured in Valvettiturai claymore attack

[TamilNet, Sunday, 28 January 2007, 18:32 GMT]
Unidentified persons activated a claymore device in front of Valvetti Peoples' Bank, located between Udupiddy and Valvettithurai in Vadamaradchi district around 4:45 p.m Sunday targeting a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) road patrol unit, killing one trooper and injuring two, according to unconfirmed reports from Valvettithurai.

However, there has been no official confirmation from SLA regarding this attack.

The SLA launched a cordon and search operation surrounding the area where the attack took place.

People were not allowed to use this area until late evening.


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