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7 policemen, 3 SLA troopers, civilian killed in Claymore attack

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 31 January 2007, 08:09 GMT]
Seven police constables, three army personnel and a civilian were killed and seven army personnel, five policemen and three civilians injured in claymore mine attack in Batticaloa Wednesday around noon. The claymore mine was triggered along the roadside near the Eastern University premises targeting a bus transporting army and police personnel, around 18 km north of Batticaloa city.

The bus carrying 30 soldiers and policemen left Batticaloa at 11:20 a.m.

The injured soldiers and police personnel were rushed to Polonnaruwa and Colombo hospitals.

The injured civilians are being treated at Batticaloa hospital.


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