Claymore blast injures seven

[TamilNet, Sunday, 06 August 2000, 18:20 GMT]
Seven military trained policemen were injured, three of them critically, when the Liberation Tigers set off a claymore mine at Kudiyiruppu, a suburb of Vavuniya town, around 6.30 a.m. Sunday. The policemen were travelling by bus from Vavuniya to Ponthoddam.

Police sources said the claymore was fixed to a culvert which was also damaged in the blast.

They said blast was triggered by a youth hiding in a near by rice field. Twenty-six policemen were travelling in the bus.

The remaining policemen chased the youth for nearly 3 km. However, he managed to escape according to TamilNet sources.

The wounded policemen were taken to the Vavuniya hospital and were later transported to Anuradhapura military hospital.

Meanwhile Government troops and police searched Maharambaikulam area in Vavuniya around 2.30 p.m. today. No arrests were reported, according to the sources.

 

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