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SL army contingent attacked in Mali; Two killed, three injured

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One Sri Lankan Army Captain and a trooper were killed and three others were injured when their convoy came under an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in Mali today, the Sri Lanka Army said.

An armoured vehicle, WMZ carrying Sri Lankan Peacekeeping troops on patrol in the general area of Douentza in Mali, came under the remote-controlled IED attack around 6.30 am local Mali time.

“The attack on the WMZ and the convoy which was returning after a mission, killed one Sri Lankan Army Captain and another Sri Lankan Army Trooper who were on board the WMZ. Reports reaching Sri Lanka further confirmed that three more Sri Lankan soldiers have sustained injuries and admitted to the nearby hospital,” the Army said.

In a statement, it said at the time the statement was compiled, clearing operations were still on. “The attack caused damages to the ill-fated WMZ vehicle and another that followed behind. UN Peacekeeping Mission Headquarters in Mali is conducting investigations into the incident,” it said.

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  • Malli Friday, 25 January 2019 03:34 PM

    It's not a cake walk over there compared to the present situation in this country after the ethnic war.

    saliya Friday, 25 January 2019 04:35 PM

    ha

    L8tr h8tr Friday, 25 January 2019 06:55 PM

    RIPWe are proud of our brave soldiers helping other nations in need!

    Ex. Friday, 25 January 2019 07:26 PM

    I am sure It's the tigers in Mali who have done this to our forces.

    TE Friday, 25 January 2019 08:22 PM

    I wrote so many comments about how the Tigers areexperts with land mines and how they deliberately plant the explosives in residential areas of Jaffna against the Sri Lankan army so that the soldiers get killed and in retaliation the Tamil civilians get killed. But the Tiger supporters at the DMrefused to print my comments.

    n.ethirveerasingam Friday, 25 January 2019 09:12 PM

    May their soul rest in peace.


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