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Two SLA troopers, officer killed in second claymore attack in Uduvil area

[TamilNet, Monday, 05 March 2007, 03:42 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers and an officer of the Intelligence unit were killed in a claymore attack targeting the vehicle carrying them, near Kothiyaladi between Maruthanamadam junction and Chnnakam along KKS road, Sunday night during curfew hours, according to sources in Jaffna. The SLA soldiers in the vehicle had rushed to the place where unknown gunmen were exchanging fire with the SLA soldiers for more than 15 minutes, the sources added. The excange of fire took place between the gunmen and the troopers of the SLA camp located close to the major SLA camp along KKS road.

The first claymore attack on an SLA vehicle took place Saturday night near Uduvil junction close to Marhthanamadam junction.

SLA soldiers completely blocked KKS road between Chunnakam and Maruthanamadam junction and blocked public from entering or leaving the area while the SLA conducted a search operation.

The SLA, however, has not released any information about the casualities.


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