Three killed in clashes

[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 September 1998, 18:34 GMT]
Two SLA soldiers were killed when the Liberation Tigers attacked a road clearing patrol this afternoon around 3 p.m at Sithandy, 19 miles north of Batticaloa.

The army in Batticaloa said that a member of the LTTE attack group was killed when the government troops retaliated.

Meanwhile sources said that the driver of a public transport service bus from Ampara to Maanthottam was killed and six passengers wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on the vehicle this evening around 5.45 p.m.

No other details of this attack were known said Police sources in Ampara.

 

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