Mines explode in Sri Lanka: 2 wounded

Mines explode in Sri Lanka: 2 wounded
Mines explode in Sri Lanka: 2 wounded

Two anti-personnel mines intended to target Sri Lankan military vehicles exploded when an advance police team was clearing the road in northeastern Sri Lanka Tuesday, the military said.

The Media Unit of the Defense Ministry said two policemen were wounded in the blasts near the port town of Trincomalee. A military convoy was to travel along the road hours later.

Anti-personnel mines, which can be detonated by remote control, are the preferred weapons of the Tamil Tiger rebels who are fighting to create a homeland for the country's 3.2 million ethnic Tamil minority, reports the AP.

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