Nine Tigers killed
BATTICALOA: Nine LTTE cadres were killed and several others
injured during confrontations with Security Forces in two separate
incidents in Batticaloa and Jaffna, Thursday and yesterday. Security
Forces repulsed the attacks successfully and recovered arms and
ammunition following the incidents.
Military spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe said seven LTTE
cadres were killed and a large number injured during clashes with
Security Forces in Thoppigala, Batticaloa on Thursday evening.
“We have information through the Tiger communication interception
that seven LTTE cadres were killed and we recovered five Tiger bodies,”
he said. In a subsequent search operation, Security Forces recovered
five bodies of Tigers, five T56 assault rifles and a pair of binoculars.