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Claymore attack in Batticaloa kills 2 policemen

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 26 March 2008, 06:08 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Police officials, providing escort to Japanese funded ProPoor project, were killed when they were caught in a Claymore blast that targeted a road patrol of elite Special Task Force (STF) foot patrol at Vaazhakkaaddu (Ma'nalpiddi) junction on Kokkaddichchoalai - Vavu'natheevu Road, 7 km west of Batticaloa city, around 9:00 a.m., Wednesday. 2 STF personnel were seriously wounded, Police said. 3 civilian cyclists were also wounded.

The ProPoor officials were on their way to Ma'nmunai South-West (Paddippazhai) Piratheasa Chapai (Pradeshiya Sabah) to attend a meeting on the reconstruction of Pulukku'naavi tank.

The Japaneas Embassy officials in Colombo said none of their nationals were hurt. ProPoor project staff were visiting Batticaloa to inspect Unnichchai tank, which was under repair, they said.

 

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