Claymore hits navy convoy

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 April 2000, 08:12 GMT]
Seven sailors of the Sri Lanka Navy were wounded and one killed when the bus in which they were traveling from Trincomalee was hit by a claymore mine this morning around 11.30 a.m. The navy convoy comprising three buses was attacked at Kittuoothu, about 54 kilometers west of Trincomalee, on the main trunk road to Colombo.

The driver and conductor of the bus were killed in the blast. The wounded navy personnel were taken to the hospital at Habarana sources in Trincomalee said.

Police said that the claymore was set off by the Liberatin Tigers. Kittuootu is a Sinhala settlement.

 

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