SLA Claymore attack kills 3 Tamil civilians in Vanni

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 18 November 2008, 11:01 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Deep Penetration Unit triggered a Claymore mine targeting a civilian vehicle killing a 12-year-old boy, his 53-year-old father and a 34-year-old man on the spot at Channasip-Paranthan, 5 km north of Pu'liyangku'lam on Pu'liyangku'lam Nedungkea'ni Road Tuesday morning around 8:45, Tamileelam Police said. The mother and the driver of the vehicle were seriously wounded and rushed to Mullaiththeevu hospital. The vehicle was returning to Vavuniyaa after delivering weekly newspapers to Vanni.

Medical authorities in Mullaiththeevu identified the victims as 12-year-old Marumenthirarasa Naguleswaran, his father Marumenthirarasa, 53 and Karunakaran, 34.

The seriously injured were Pushpa Marumenthirarasa, 48 and the driver of the vehicle Murukan.

The vehicle was completely destroyed in the attack.


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