Clay more blast injures 2 naval personnel

[TamilNet, Monday, 28 February 2000, 07:41 GMT]
(CORRECTION) Two Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel were wounded in a claymore mine attack by the Liberation Tigers in the Trincomalee District, around 11 a.m.today, naval sources said.

They were travelling in a tractor when the Tigers set off the mine at Irakkandy, 15 km. north of Trincomalee town on Uppuveli-Kuchchaveli road.

SLN sources confirmed that a Hindu priest who was on his way to perform poojahs in a temple at Kuchchaveli had sustained gunshot injuries. The wounded priest and naval personnel were admitted at the Trincomalee base hospital.

(Note:In our earlier report it was stated that two SLN personnel were killed and 4 others were wounded in that attack.)

 

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