At least six soldiers received minor injuries following an explosion while clearing an LTTE bunker in Oddusuddan in the Mullaitivu district this afternoon, military sources said.
Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that a minor explosion had occurred during preparatory work for a construction by the military in a former LTTE base in Udayarkattukulam area.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that a stock of detonators hidden by the LTTE had exploded when a soldier unknowingly dug the ground for some construction work.Six soldiers were injured and only one sustained serious injuries. The condition of the other soldiers is not severe. Authorities are conducting further investigations.”
The injured soldiers were admitted to the Mullaitivu and Anuradhapura hospitals.