APC damaged in claymore blast
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 18 July 2001, 12:27 GMT]
A Special Task Force (STF) elite soldier was seriously wounded when an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was hit by a claymore mine blast at Thetraathivu, about 20 km. south of Batticaloa. The attack took place around 10 a.m. Wednesday, police sources said.
The claymore was placed under a culvert on the Kalmunai road. The troops were travelling from Kalmunai to Chettipaalayam. The wounded soldier was admitted at the Ampara hospital.
In a separate incident, the Liberation Tigers snipped and wounded a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The soldier was manning a sentry post at Kinnaiyadi, a hamlet in Valaichenai, north of Batticaloa.
The Tigers fired at the sentry post from the Western hinterland.
Several civilians were assaulted by soldiers following the attack, local sources said.