Bomb blast kills Sri Lankan police commando
The claymore mine attack was in Amparai district where the STF had captured a dozen bases from the LTTE.india Updated: Jan 19, 2007 18:59 IST
A Sri Lankan police commando was killed and three others wounded on Friday when suspected Tamil Tiger rebels set off a powerful landmine in the island's east, police said.
The claymore mine attack was in the district of Amparai where the Special Task Force commandos had captured a dozen bases from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after a two-week offensive, a police official said.
He said an STF inspector, two constables and a paramilitary homeguard were wounded in the blast.
The attack came as the military said it captured the main bastion of the Tamil Tigers in the adjoining district of Batticaloa.