Six killed in mine attack

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 March 1999, 04:53 GMT]
Five Home guards and a policeman were killed and two wounded in a claymore mine attack at Dickwela 8 km. east of Vavuniya in the SLA controlled area, around 6.45 a.m. today, the Police said.

The Home guards and policemen were traveling in a tractor from Mamaduwa Police Post.

The Police said the Tigers had also fired on the policemen after setting off the claymore remotely.

The wounded were first taken to Vavuniya hospital and from there they were transferred to Anuradhapura.

 

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