SLA soldier killed in Eluthumadduval claymore attack

[TamilNet, Saturday, 03 June 2006, 18:11 GMT]
One Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier was killed and two soldiers seriously injured in a claymore attack on their vehicle inside SLA controlled High Security Zone (HSZ) north of Muhamalai checkpoint at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, sources in Jaffna said. The injured soldiers have been taken to the Palaly Military Hospital, according to sources.

The attack happened in a non-residential area interior to Kandy-Jaffna A9 highway in Eluthumadduval area between Mirusuvil and Muhamalai.

The claymore targetted a pickup truck regularly used by high-level officers of the SLA, sources said.

The soldier killed was travelling in the rear seat of the vehicle. Unconfirmed reports say the two injured in the explosion are high-level officers of the SLA.

Following the 2000 fighting large areas of Eluthumattuval were made into HSZ and number of families were displaced from the area. Eluthumadduval links with Nagarkovil in the Vadamaradchy east coast forming the southern boundry of SLA Forward Defense Lines (FDLs), and the SLA had taken extensive measures to strengthen security in the area.

 

Latest 15 Reports
06.12.19 13:47   Photo
US think-tank lists India's strategic assets in Indian Ocean Region
05.12.19 23:25  
India's former nuclear commander proposes tolerance limits for hot exchange with China
04.12.19 21:28  
Chinese Op-Ed condemns US ‘security’ projection of ‘China threat’ in South Asia
03.12.19 23:27  
Challenging 2006 EU ban on LTTE, next step of legal activism on principled grounds: Mendis
02.12.19 23:24  
China, Pakistan send top diplomats to meet Gotabaya in Colombo
01.12.19 23:46  
Gotabaya seems to have bought 5 years from India to wage ‘development’ genocide in North-East
30.11.19 23:51  
India strengthens defence ties with Japan
29.11.19 18:45  
New Delhi appeases Colombo as Eelam Tamil leaders fail to demand international mediation
28.11.19 07:59   Photo
Collective message from Tamils on Heroes Day: Rajapaksas can’t kill Tamil Eelam dream
27.11.19 10:46   Photo
University students, Shivaji brave SL restrictions on veneration of Tamil Eelam Heroes in Jaffna
26.11.19 23:28   Photo
Colombo attempts to officially block students from marking Heroes Day at Jaffna University
25.11.19 23:32   Photo
People mobilise in resolute to mark Tamil Eelam Heroes Day amidst Rajapaksas return
24.11.19 19:59  
Demand Tokyo Co-chairs, India to bring international mediation between Tamils and GoSL
23.11.19 22:58   Photo
US, Indian think-tanks call for deepening of Indo-Pacific ties ahead of 2+2 meetings
22.11.19 23:13  
Russian naval vessel visiting Hambantota coincides with return of Gotabaya Rajapaksa
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=18388