Four SLA wounded in claymore attack

[TamilNet, Saturday, 15 September 2001, 17:39 GMT]
Four Sri Lanka army soldiers were injured when their 'Unicorn' armoured vehicle was hit by a claymore mine Saturday around 2.45 p.m. in Eravur, 15 kilometres north of Batticaloa. Five soldiers from the Mylambaavali SLA camp, 4 kilometres south of Eravur were in the vehicle sources said.

The wounded troopers were rushed to the Batticaloa hospital. The condition of two is serious, hospital sources said.

Meanwhile, the Police Friday arrested five persons for fishing in the Batticaloa lagoon at night. The fishermen were handed over to the Special Investigation Unit of the Police in the eastern town.

The SLA imposed a ban on fishing in the Batticaloa lagoon at night from 9 September.


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