Claymore mine explosion in Pesalai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 August 2006, 08:12 GMT]
A claymore mine explosion took place Thursday morning around 11.15 a.m.targetting a group of soldiers of the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) on patrol duty along Talaimannar road near the office of the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation (CFC) in Pesalai in Mannar district. Four SLN soldiers were also on duty at the site.

There were no immediate reports about the casualties.

Two Tamil youths were taken into custody by SLN soldiers in cordon and search launched immediately after the explosion, Pesalai sources said.

About three thousand five hundred Tamil residents of the area fled from the houses and sought refuge in the Church of Victory in Pesalai following claymore mine explosion.

Tension prevails in Pesalai.


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