A thorough search resulted in the discovery of one Claymore mine
, two pressure mines, two hand grenades, 98 rounds of T-56 ammunition, Four remote control devices, Six electronic detonators, Two LTTE military fatigues, three tee-shirts embossed with the tiger logo, tiger capsTwo red and yellow LTTE flags and two rolls of wire.
Four Sri Lankan police officers were killed in a claymore mine
ambush, the latest incident in an escalation of violence, which began in February 2006.
M18A1 Claymore Mine
Primary function: Anti-personnel, defensive.
Those included applying first aid; employing and recovering a claymore mine
; arming and throwing a hand grenade; protecting against nuclear, biological and chemical attack; zeroing a laser-aiming device; assembling and disassembling an M-240 machine gun; and loading and firing a .50- caliber machine gun.
Just one Claymore mine
delivers over 600 ballbearings in a cone of fire which is deadly up to 100 metres away.
A couple of months later, a few miles down the road, l would be blown apart by a Claymore mine
. l would never walk across that bridge again-or anywhere else, for that matter-for my wounds resulted in permanent paralysis from the waist down (T10 paraplegia).
"When dealing with a hostile situation, the average person has a choice: fight or flight," said Vietnam veteran Dave Nichols, who lost both his legs to a Claymore mine
. "When you have a life-changing injury, flight is not typically an option, but you can easily disarm an assailant quickly and without much effort.
According to prosecutors, the defendants carried out the attack using a military-grade M18A1 Claymore mine
- normally used by US soldiers in war zones - in retaliation after policemen dispersed an illegal sit-in outside the home of opposition spiritual leader Shaikh Isa Qassim.
The caches contained a 105mm artillery round, an improvised claymore mine
, eight spent mortar rounds, eight pressure plate-triggering devices, 11 rockets, 12 60mm mortars, 13 rocket-propelled grenades and a 105mm artillery round.
The report said they were killed Saturday morning by an army ''deep penetration unit'' in a claymore mine
attack on a van that was carrying 14 civilians.
A claymore mine
attached to a bicycle exploded May 1, killing four civilians and a sailor on foot patrol.