Claymore blast kills 6 soldiers
[TamilNet, Saturday, 15 January 2000, 13:33 GMT]
Six soldiers were killed and 9 wounded when a Sri Lanka Army truck was hit by a claymore blast at Vaarikuttiyoor in the Poovarasankulam region around 5 p.m. today security sources said.
The attack took place on the Salambaikulam-Vaarikuttiyoor road about 18 km. south-west of Vavuniya.
A civilian was also killed in the incident. His body was handed over to the Vavuniya hospital, the police said.
The wounded soldiers have been rushed to the Anuradhapura hospital sources said.