Civilian killed in SLA Claymore attack in Vanni
[TamilNet, Sunday, 16 November 2008, 07:53 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) attackers Saturday noon triggered two Claymore mines targeting the motorbike of a vegetable trader, killing him on the spot at Kollar Pu'liyangku'lam in Vanni, Tamileelam Police officials said.
Mullaiththeevu hospital sources said the body of the vegetable trader was brought to the hospital for identification and handed over to the relatives of the victim, a father of seven children. The victim was identified as 47-year-old Thillainathan Aroakkiyanathan.
The explosion was reported at 12:30 p.m., according to Tamileelam Police officials.