SLA Corporal killed, six soldiers injured in Kilaly ambush

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 21 December 2005, 13:50 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Corporal was killed and six soldiers including two SLA majors were injured when unknown gunmen ambushed a SLA military vehicle along Kachchai-Kilali road in Thenmaradchy at 6.30 p.m. Wednesday, sources in Jaffna said. Gunmen used light machine guns and grenades in the attack, according to sources. Three SLA soldiers were injured in two other grenade attacks in Ariyalai and Kalviyankadu.

Majors and soldiers injured in Kachchai attack were immediately brought to the nearby Thambuthottam SLA camp and from there they were airlifted by SLAF helicopter to the Palaly military hospital, sources said.

In another incident in Jaffna, one SLA trooper was injured when unknown assailants hurled a grenade at the Ariyalai Mambalam junction at 5.30 a.m. Wednesday.

In a second grenade attack Wednesday 5.45 p.m. aimed at the SLA troops manning the model market in Kalviyankadu located on the Jaffna Point Pedro road two SLA soldiers were injured, according to traders in Kalviyankadu.

Following the attacks, sources said that SLA patrols in outer town areas have been stopped.

Reports from Chavakachcheri confirmed that two SLA soldiers were injured in a grenade attack Tuesday.

SLA spokesperson said that in a search operation they have recovered two RPG launchers in Palali road area. Exact location was not disclosed by the SLA spokesperson.

 

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