Claymore hits SLA vehicle in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 October 2001, 06:04 GMT]
Seven Sri Lanka army personnel, including a Lt.Colonel were killed in a powerful claymore blast near the Vallai junction on the Nelliyadi-Pt. Pedro road in Jaffna around 10.30 a.m. Wednesday. The soldiers and the officer were travelling in a vehicle near Kunjar Kadai Chanthi (junction) when the claymore fixed to a wall was triggered off, sources said.

The claymore was set off close to a camp of the 52-4 brigade in a SLA high security zone.

All the SLA personnel in the vehicle hit by the blast were removed from the scene.

 

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