SLA trooper, 4 civilians injured in Claymore attack in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Friday, 29 June 2007, 11:11 GMT]
Unidentified men triggered a Claymore device Friday morning targeting a Sri Lanka Transport Board bus in Cheddikku'lam area, injuring a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper and four civilians, according to Cheddiku'lam police. The Police claimed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) members were responsible for the attack.

Claymore attack in Vavuniya
Claymore attack in Vavuniya
The SLA trooper injured in the blast was rushed to Mathavaachchi first and then transferred to Anuradapura hospital.

The four injured civilians, two family women and two students of Cheddiku'lam Maha Vithiyaalayam, after being given first aid treatment at Cheddiku'lam hospital, were taken to Vavuniyaa hospital.

The passengers in the bus said that the rear portion of the bus was severely damaged in the blast.

The SLTB bus was carrying public and school students from Ma'nik farm in Cheddiku'lam when the blast hit it, at a place close to Cheddiku'lam SLA camp and Police station, sources in Cheddiku'lam said.

Cheddiku'lam police are conducting investigations into the attack.


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