A group of soldiers were injured when detonators hidden by the LTTE had exploded in Udayarkattukulam, Mullaitivu today.
Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said that the explosion took place when construction work was underway in the former rebel held area.
He said that a soldier had dug the ground not knowing that detonators had been hidden there.
“In a former LTTE base in Udayarkattukulam area where Army troops are deployed at present a minor explosion had occurred during preparatory work for a construction. 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,” he said.
The army spokesman said that of the six, five soldiers had sustained only minor injuries while the other soldier had suffered “moderate” injuries.
He said that the authorities are conducting further investigations into the explosion. (Colombo Gazette)