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    NEAR MALLAITTIVU, SRI LANKA

    Nine soldiers were killed on September 10 when Tamil separatists blew up an army convoy with a land mine in Sri Lanka's troubled Northern Province.

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    1. AV Crater left by explosion. 0.08
    2. SV PAN Weapon and ammunition found by troops. 0.24
    3. SCU Soldier handling detonator wire. 0.33
    4. CUs Soldier showing Dynamo Condensor exploder. (2 SHOTS) 0.54
    5. CU Hand grenades. 0.59
    6. SV PAN Weapons including gun. 1.11
    7. CU Badges being displayed. 1.18
    8. TRAVELLING SHOT Bodies of soldiers killed, wrapped up. 1.31
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    Background: NEAR MALLAITTIVU, SRI LANKA

    Nine soldiers were killed on September 10 when Tamil separatists blew up an army convoy with a land mine in Sri Lanka's troubled Northern Province. Four guerrillas were killed and several injured in the ensuing gunbattle. The clash took place 10 kilometres (6 miles) from Mullaittivu, when a military patrol of three army vehicles was on an anti-guerrilla operation. Six soldiers were killed instantly and three died later in hospital. Guerrillas fighting for a separatist state for the minority Tamil killed 13 soldiers of Sri Lanka's majority Sinhalese community in a similar ambush in July last year. The killings triggered widespread ethnic violence and nearly 400 people, mainly Tamils, died in the rioting. Sri Lanka's National Security Minister, Lalith Athulathmudali, has promised more foot patrols to counter land mines. Speaking on September 11, he confirmed that 37 explosive devices had been found on Sri Lanka's roads in the past few days.

    Source: REUTERS - P.U. PATHIRANA

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    Film ID:
    VLVABGXG5WKDO5AY2MHNZ3AZBFK00
    Media URN:
    VLVABGXG5WKDO5AY2MHNZ3AZBFK00
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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