Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Explosion near Kanthale railway station

An explosion has occurred 500m away from the Railway station at Kanthale. Unconfirmed reports suggest that a claymore mine has been detonated targeting the Trincomalee-Kandy train. At least One civilian is said to be wounded in the incident. Engine of the train has also been slightly damaged.

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9 comments:

  1. LTTE terrorists, Hilary Clinton the LTTE terrorist supporter, and LTTE causing more terror on innocent civilian targets. I'd rather vote for the black president then Hilary Clinton.

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  2. Defencenet thanks for including the maps now as many had requested, these MS Live maps are pretty good, at least they have more details than the Google ones, but it is strange that in many places the important towns are missing. For example I was looking at the Mannar area and they do not show Adampan etc, but many smaller villages I guess.

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  3. jack,
    "these MS Live maps are pretty good, at least they have more details than the Google ones, but it is strange that in many places the important towns are missing"

    Exactly. Couldn't find Kilinochchi on the map. But as you said the detail on google ones are not adequate.

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  4. Unconfirmed reports suggest that a claymore mine has been detonated targeting the Trincomalee-Kandy train.

    Defencenet
    Just a little correction.The train is from Trincomalee to Colombo,Not from Trincomalee to Kandy.There are no train track from Trincomalee to Kandy.
    This train connects to the main Colombo-Jaffna line in Maho.

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  5. dulith,
    Yes our mistake. Its the trinco_Colombo train.

    And the civilian that was injured was hospitalized due to shock. No one was injured by the explosion.

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  6. A Little clarification to Dulith,
    This train connect to Batti Train at Gal-Oya Jnc. and after that it is called "Trinco-Batti" Train. Kandy bound passengers should get their Kandy train from Polgahawela. Anuradhapura, Vavuniya passengers can get their train from "Maho" (Mahawa Jnc.)

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  7. Thanks Nish for clarification.I didn't know that.

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