Three SLA troopers killed in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 November 2006, 15:51 GMT]
Unknown persons detonated a claymore device hidden along the Jaffna-Pt. Pedro road between Nallur temple and Anaipanthy junction in Jaffna, killing two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Intelligence Officers riding a motor cycle Thursday around 5:00 p.m. A sixteen year old girl, riding bicycle along the same road was seriously injured and admitted to the Emergency Unit of the Jaffna Teaching hospital.

The names of the two dead SLA Intelligence officers are not yet made public.

The injured girl is identified as Y. Panuja of Arasady in Jaffna, hospital sources said.

In a separate attack against the SLA around 5:30 p.m, unidentified gunmen shot and seriously injured a trooper at Madathady junction SLA mini camp near the Water Tank area on the Jaffna Main Street.

The SLA trooper succumbed to his injuries while being rushed to Jaffna Teaching hospital.


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