2 SLA troopers killed, 7 injured in Manthikai claymore attack
[TamilNet, Saturday, 15 September 2007, 14:49 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed and 7 soldiers seriously injured in a claymore attack targetted at a SLA convoy 300 meters from the Manthikai Government Hospital along Jaffna-Point Pedro road at 9:00 p.m. Friday, military sources in Jaffna said. The convoy was transporting soldiers from the Forward Defence Lines (FDLs) in Naakar Koayil in Thenmaraadchi to the Palaali military base when the attack occurred.
The injured soldiers were firts taken to Manthikai Hospital and later transferred to Palali Military Hospital, according to hospital sources.
Many of the injuries sustained by the soldiers were life threatening, hospital sources said.
Claymore mine hidden along the roadside bushes completely destroyed the military truck, according to local residents.
Vehicles travelling on the Point Pedro Jaffna road were subjected to increased checks Saturday morning, according to sources in Point Pedro.