2ND LEAD

4 SLA soldiers killed in Buttala ambush

[TamilNet, Monday, 04 February 2008, 10:47 GMT]
Four Sri Lanka Army soldiers were killed and three wounded in a Claymore ambush that targeted their tractor at Galge, 25 km southeast of Bhuttala town in Uva Province around 1:50 p.m., informed military sources in Colombo said. The attackers detonated a Claymore mine and opened fire at the tractor on Buttala - Kathirkaamam (Kataragama) Road.

The ambush comes while more than eight thousand personnel of Sri Lankan armed forces are engaged in cordon and search operations in the jungles of Uva and Central provinces.


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