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Bomb blast kills 12 STF commandos including an officer in Ampaa’rai

[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 February 2009 11:51 No Comment]

A bomb explosion in Kanchikudichchaanaa’ru area in Ampaa’rai killed more than 12 Special Task Force (STF) commandos including their officer Saturday around 2:40 p.m at a site where preparations were being made to lay the foundation stone for a Buddhist Vihare, according to Ampaa’rai district Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The sources confirmed the killing of more than STF commandos and injury to many other commandos.

STF launched a large scale search operation at the site of the explosion, residents of the area said.
The bomb blast was heard over a distance of many miles.

The restrictions of STF commandos had been severe in the above mentioned place Saturday, the residents said.

 

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