6 STF commandos killed, 8 injured in 3 separate LTTE attacks in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 29 March 2009, 04:47 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) launched attacks on Special Task Force (STF) commandos at three separate locations Friday and Saturday in Batticaloa district killing a commando and seriously injuring three in the first attack while killing two commandos and seriously injuring one in the second attack. The third attack was on the STF sentry post in Karadiyanaa’ru police division in which three STF commandos were killed and four seriously wounded, LTTE claimed in a media release Sunday. Meanwhile, two Sri Lankan home guards lost their legs caught in a booby trap set by the Tigers Saturday around 6:30 a.m in the 16th village in Ampaa’rai district, the Tigers said.

The LTTE carried out an ambush around 10:45 p.m on the STF commandos posted at the road check point located between U’rukaamam and Kiththu’l on Batticaloa-Badulla road in which an STF commando was killed and three seriously injured.

The second attack took place Saturday around 12:30 p.m on the STF mini camp at 78th mile post on Chengkaladi-Badulla road where a time bomb planted by the Tigers exploded killing two STF commandos and seriously wounding one.


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