Postman, civilian killed in DPU claymore attack

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 12:33 GMT]
A postman and another civilian were killed in a claymore mine attack carried out by the Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Monday morning at fourth mile post along Madhu-Parapukadanthan road in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) held territory in Mannar district. The postman has been identified as Fernando Arulananthan Croos, 48, and the civilian has not been identified yet, sources said.

The postman, earlier a resident of St.Mary's Street in Adamban had sought refuge in Madhu refugee camp with his family following heavy artillery fire by the government security forces towards his village. He was cycling towards Vattakandal Sub-Post Office at 10:00 a.m Monnday to report for work hit a claymore mine.

Another Tamil civilian was also killed in the explosion. Both died on the spot, sources said.

Body of the postman was handed over first to Vidathaltivu rural dispensary and later to his relatives, sources said.

Two days before this incident Saturday LTTE killed a soldier of the SLA deep penetration unit at Periyathambanai area held by LTTE and he was identified as Corporal Senaratne of Kadugannawa in Kandy district in central province. Body of the soldier was handed over to army officers Monday afternoon at the Mannar general hospital, sources said.


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