Two SLA killed in blast

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 November 2001, 09:00 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka army soldiers were killed in a claymore mine blast by the Liberation Tigers around 6.30 a.m. Tuesday in Nochchikulam, 15 kilometres north of Vavuniya, in the Omanthai Forward Defence Sector. The soldiers were on a road patrol in the area when the mine was triggered, military sources said. Meanwhile the Tigers fired 120 mm mortars on the forward defences of the Special Task Force in Kattukkarai in the Mannar district around 7.30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

There were no casualties in the Kattukkarai shelling, sources said.

The two soldiers who were killed in the claymore blast in Nochchikulam belonged to the Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) which is a territorial unit of the Sri Lanka army. They were identified as privates Upali Pradeepkumara and Prematilaka.


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