Two SLA soldiers injured in Punanai attack

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 11:37 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were injured Tuesday morning 8.30 a.m. when unknown gunmen ambushed a SLA foot patrol at Punanai in Valaichenai along the Batticaloa-Polannaruwa highwat at the 18th mile post, police sources said.

SLA soldiers returned fire and the gunmen withdrew from the area.

Injured army soldiers were rushed Welikanda hospital. No other details are available.

Punanai lies about 50 km north of Batticaloa.


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