2:53 PM

Terrorists target security forces personnel going on leave

LTTE terrorists have triggered off a claymore mine targeting security forces' convoy of busses around 12.30 this afternoon (December 31). According to the available information the explosion has taken place close to the Kallai Aru Bridge on the Mannar-Madavachchiya road.

Four security forces' personnel including three navy sailors and one army soldier have suffered injuries in the explosion. The injured have been rushed to the Anuradhapura hospital. Hospital sources say one victim is in critical condition.

Defence official in Mannar said that the convoy of busses were carrying unarmed security forces personnel going on leave for the New Year.

More information will follow.