Claymore injures SLA trooper in Karaveddy

[TamilNet, Sunday, 22 October 2006, 13:46 GMT]
One Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper was seriously injured when a claymore attached to a tree exploded on soldiers returning to their camps in Nelliyady, Karaveddy 4 km southwest of Point Pedro after conducting a cordon and search operation in Vathiry area at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, sources in Point Pedro said.

The incident happened along Uduppidy-Vathiry Road, near Irumpu Mathavady (Steel culvert), sources said.

The injured soldier was first taken to Manthikai Hospital, located 2 km northeast of Nelliady, and later taken to Palaly Military hospital, sources said. Unconfirmed reports said there were fatalities in the explosions.

Meanwhile, sources in Thenmaradchy said SLA and Liberation Tigers exchanged artillery fire near Muhamalai Forward Defence lines from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon, Sunday, residents in Kodikamam said.



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