Mine blast kills 2 Sri Lanka soldiers, 1 policeman

Mine blast kills 2 Sri Lanka soldiers, 1 policeman
Mine blast kills 2 Sri Lanka soldiers, 1 policeman

An anti-personnel mine exploded in a northern Sri Lanka town Wednesday, killing two government soldiers and a policeman, the area's police chief said.

The blast took place near Vavuniya, the last government-held garrison town ahead of the territory controlled by the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels.

The area's police chief, Gamini Silva, said police were investigating the blast.

Anti-personnel mines are often used by the separatist Tigers, reports the AP.

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