Two policemen killed in East

By Wasantha Chandrapala

Two policemen were killed and six injured in two attacks by the LTTE in the east yesterday morning, Police said.

One policeman was killed and six were injured when their jeep was caught in a claymore mine blast at Vellavali in Ampara. Ampara Hospital Director Dr. Lankathilaka Jayasinghe said one of the policemen who had suffered serious head injuries in the blast was flown to Colombo in the afternoon.

Two of the injured were women constables and one is said to be in a critical condition. Another police officer was killed in a separate incident when he was shot dead near an Air Force camp at Puddur in Batticaloa early yesterday.

The attackers are believed to have come by sea and carried out the shooting.

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