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STF officer, 2 bodyguards killed in Ampaa'rai ambush - LTTE

[TamilNet, Friday, 04 January 2008, 12:41 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam officials in Ampaa'rai claimed that a Sri Lankan Special Task Force officer and two of his bodyguards were killed in an ambush on their vehicle 15 km west of Poththuvil in Ampaa'rai Friday around 3:00 p.m. Meanwhile, sources in Colombo said one STF Sub Inspector, identified as Herath, was wounded together with four STF commandos in the attack.

Two STF personnel were also wounded in the ambush, according to P. Kaviyarasan, the LTTE's political head in Ampaa'rai district.

The Claymore attack had targeted a STF jeep at Lahugala, 11th Mile Post, along Poththuvil Siyambalanduwa Road at 2:40 p.m.

 

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