Two SLA soldiers killed in LTTE attack

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 August 2000, 07:46 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka army soldiers were killed and one was wounded when the Liberation Tigers attacked a foot patrol on Uppodai road in Vanthaarumoolai, about 20 kilometers north of Batticaloa Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. Reinforcements were rushed to the area following the attack from SLA camps on the Batticaloa-Valaichenai road.

Sources said that the Tigers who attacked the route clearing patrol had left the area by the time the reinforcements arrived and sent the wounded soldier to Batticaloa hospital.

The Liberation Tigers control the hinterland immediately to the west of the Uppodai road.

 

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