2 STF troopers injured in Kangchikudichchaa'ru mine explosion
[TamilNet, Thursday, 23 August 2007, 13:19 GMT]
Two troops of the Sri Lanka Task Force (STF) unit infiltrating into Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) held territory in Kangchikudichchaa'ru area in Ampaa'rai district Wednesday evening, were seriously injured when a pressure mine exploded and were admitted to the Ampaa'rai District Hospital, Ampaa'rai police said.
The injured troopers were identified as M. I. P. Rosantha, 36 and Wickremaraichi, 32.
Rosantha's leg has been amputated, hospital sources said.
Sri Lanka Armed Forces are continuing their offensive into LTTE held areas in Ampaa'rai district.