SLA officer, soldier killed

[TamilNet, Saturday, 13 March 2004, 17:33 GMT]
An army officer and a trainee soldier were killed when a hand grenade accidentally exploded during a training session on Friday evening at the Boogoda Army camp in Anuradhapura, the Defence ministry said. Another officer was injured in the explosion.

A trainee soldier and his instructor, a non-commissioned officer, were killed when they were taking part in a training exercise.

The grenade thrown by the trainee had exploded midair, killing him and his instructor.

The injured officer has been transferred to the Colombo military hospital.


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