Claymore attack injures policeman in Thampalakaamam

[TamilNet, Saturday, 19 April 2008, 10:51 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police Saturday morning launched a cordon and search operation at Thampalakaamam, after a claymore attack injured a policeman at 5:30 a.m. in Potkerni, a suburb of Thampalakaamam, Trincomalee, reports from Trincomalee said.

The claymore mine was hidden in a bush along a road at Potkerni targeting a police patrol party. The injured policeman was admitted to a nearby hospital.

The search operation commenced soon after the explosion has been continuing.

Thampalakaamam is a traditional Tamil village located along Trincomalee-Kandy road, about 24 km off southwest of east port town.

 

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