Blast kills 11 soldiers

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 January 2001, 11:09 GMT]
Eleven Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers, including three officers were killed and five others were wounded in a blast near Muhamaalai in the Thenmaradchi sector on Tuesday evening, army sources in Colombo said. The blast was caused by a booby trap device, the sources said.

Sri Lanka Army troops launched a limited operation on Monday night towards Muhamaalai. However, there were no major confrontations, army sources said.

Sources in Jaffna said the troops have captured an area in the Muhamaalai sector.


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