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Explosives discovered in Vavuniya

Eight motor cell explosives were found buried in the ground in Vavuniya and recovered by Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) officials, yesterday. 

The explosives were discovered whilst there was land reconstruction work going on in the Kanagarayankulam area of Vavuniya, when locals spotted the suspicious items on the ground. The Kanagarayankulam police were informed of the discovery. Local police and STF officials came and recovered 8 motor cell explosives which were found as undetonated.

A court order allowed for the explosives to be safely detonated.

Last month, Sri Lankan police recovered 14 motor bombs in the area of Omanthai, Vavuniya. Since the end of the armed conflict in 2009, there have been several discoveries of this kind in the North-East.

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