SLA trooper killed in Nelliady attack
[TamilNet, Friday, 09 March 2007, 12:28 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper was killed and two soldiers were injured in an attack against a SLA road patrol along Nelliady-Vathiry area in Vadamaradchy Friday 3:00 p.m, sources in Point Pedro said. Jaffna SLA command has not officially confirmed whether the casualty is from a hand-grenade explosion or from a claymore attack.
The body of the soldier was first taken to Manthikai Government Hospital, and later transferred to the Palaly Military Hospital, according to hospital sources.
The two injured troopers were also taken to Palaly Military Hospital.
Point Pedro-Jaffna Road, Nelliady-Vathiry, Alvai roads were closed for traffic and pedestrian movement for more than two hours following the attack, Nelliady residents told TamilNet.
SLA also conducted cordon and search operations in areas around the crime scene.