STF sergeant loses leg in Ampaa'rai
[TamilNet, Friday, 10 August 2007, 03:21 GMT]
A Special Task Force (STF) sergeant's leg was severely injured when he stepped on a pressure mine in Kagnchikudichchaa'ru area in Amparai district, around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Surgeons at the Colombo National Hospital had to amputate Mr Herath's leg, Police sources said.
The STF and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers are carrying out an offensive to capture the territory controlled by LTTE in Kagnchikudichchaa'ru area, for the last few days.
Heavy fighting erupted between both the Sri Lankan armed forces and LTTE, according to sources in the East.