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Ambush kills 2 SLA soldiers in Mannaar, 8 wounded

[TamilNet, Friday, 21 March 2008, 16:00 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed and 8 wounded when a pressure mine ambush targeted their bus, which was on its way to South Bar SLA camp, on Station Road, 2 km south of Mannaar city, Friday around 7:30 p.m. The SLA and Police blocked the road and launched a cordon and search operation. Hundreds of civilians who are residents of Chaanthinakar located close to South Bar, were stranded on the road, when they were returning after attending Good Friday rituals at St. Sebastiyan Cathedral.

The explosion has taken place near Sri Swarna Bimbarama Vihare, Police said.

The wounded soldiers, rushed to Mannaar hospital, were taken to Tha'l'laadi SLA garrison and airlifted to Anuradhapura hospital. Dead bodies of the SLA soldiers were also brought to Mannaar hospital, according to medical sources in Mannaar.

 

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