2 STF commandos killed, SLA soldier, policeman injured, in claymore attack in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 11:11 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) launched a claymore attack on a team of armed forces patrol Tuesday around 8:00 a.m at Ma地door in Vellaave値i police division in Batticaloa district, killing 2 Special Task Force (STF) commandos and seriously injuring a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier and a policeman, Batticaloa district LTTE said. Additional STF commandos and police deployed at the site of the attack jointly engaged in a search assaulting some Tamil youths in the area, the sources added.

The attack took place near Ma地door Koozhaavadi Pi値値aiyaar Koayil.

The injured were rushed to Ka値uvaangchchikkudi first and then transferred to Ampaa池ai hospital for further treatment.

Ma地door is located 55 km from Batticaloa town.


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