SLA soldier killed in Vavuniya claymore explosion

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 05 July 2006, 10:34 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier was killed in a claymore explosion in Pirappamadu area in Vavuniya at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, Vavuniya Police said. SLA soldiers were engaged in street patrol near Mahakatukodiya Road in Pirappamadu when the explosion occurred. The seriously injured soldier died on his way to the Vavuniya General Hospital, police said.

SLA soldiers at the Vavuniya Hospital barred reporters from entering the Hospital to collect additional details on the killing.

Pirppamadu is a completely Sinhala village located 17 km south east of Vavuniya town.


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