Two SLA soldiers wounded as convoy escapes claymore attack

[TamilNet, Sunday, 11 July 1999, 15:29 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers exploded a claymore mine in Jaffna targeting a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) convoy from Jaffna town to Palaly this morning around 9.30 a.m.

The convoy narrowly escaped being hit by the blast.

Two soldiers who had come to the spot following the blast were shot and wounded by the Liberation Tigers.

The wounded soldiers were rushed to the Palaly military hospital.

A civilian by passer, Visvanathan Thanikasalam,55, who was seriously wounded in the blast died later at the Jaffna teaching hospital, sources said.


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