Bomb blast kills 12 STF commandos including an officer in Ampaa’rai
[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 February 2009, 10:25 GMT]
A bomb explosion in Kanchikudichchaanaa’ru area in Ampaa'rai killed more than 12 Special Task Force (STF) commandos including their officer Saturday around 2:40 p.m at a site where preparations were being made to lay the foundation stone for a Buddhist Vihara, according to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) sources in Ampaa'rai. The sources confirmed the killing of more than STF commandos and injury to many other commandos.
STF launched a large scale search operation at the site of the explosion, residents of the area said.
The bomb blast was heard over a distance of many miles.
The restrictions of STF commandos had been severe in the above mentioned place Saturday, the residents said.