2 SLA soldiers killed, 12 wounded in Claymore attack in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 17 February 2007, 08:00 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army soldiers of the 51-2 brigade were killed and 12 troopers wounded in a road side Claymore ambush along the A9 road inside SLA High Security Zone, 300 meters from Jaffna District Secretariat in Jaffna city Saturday around 12:10 p.m. A child, believed to be around 5 years, was rushed to Jaffna Hospital with shrapnel wounds, but died at the hospital. SLA soldiers opened fire, cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. Three civilians were wounded.

The attack took place at A9 - Somasunderam Avenue intersection in Jaffna city.

The injured soldiers were admitted to Jaffna Teaching hospital. They were identified as Soorasinghe, 32 and Premadasa, 42, of SLA's 51-2 brigade.

The injured civilians were identified as A.Chithra, 24, of Ariyalai, K.Mohan, 46, and E.Jesuthasan, 55.


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