One youth killed, two SLA troopers seriously injured in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Sunday, 07 January 2007, 11:30 GMT]
Unidentified persons triggered a claymore device Sunday at Maharambaikulam in Vavuniya seriously injuring two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers, Vavuniya police said. The police also claimed that a youth who is said to have triggered the claymore device died when a hand grenade he had on him exploded after having escaped from the site of the claymore attack.

The youth killed was identified as Manoharan Mathanarajah, 23 of Konthakarakulam in Vavuniya, according to the information on his identity card found on his body.

The SLA troopers injured in the attack were first rushed to Vavuniya hospital and then transferred to Anuradapura hospital for further treatment.

The dead body of Mathanarajah was handed over to Vavuniya hospital by the police.

 

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