2ND LEAD (UPDATE)
LTTE ambush kills 2 Sri Lankan troopers in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 25 November 2008, 08:33 GMT]
An ambush team of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) triggered a Claymore mine Tuesday around 7:15 a.m killing two Sri Lankan soldiers, who were patrolling along Ka'luvaagnchikkudi - Kuruma'nve'li Road, 20 km south of Batticaloa city, according to the LTTE sources in Batticaloa. Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Police in Ka'luvaagnchikkudi said two Special Task Force (STF) commandos were killed and their motorbike was destroyed in the attack.
The STF and police launched a joint search in the area following the attack.
The bodies of the slain military personnel were taken to Ka'luvaagnchikkudi Base Hospital, according to the Police.
Residents said the Sri Lankan troopers indiscriminately opened fire after the ambush.