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Forces smash six LTTE bunkers

Six LTTE bunkers were completely destroyed and six Tiger cadres were killed and 12 others injured during a confrontation between the Security Forces and the LTTE in Admapan, West of Mannar yesterday morning, Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said.

The Security Forces launched an attack on LTTE bunkers to neutralise the sporadic Tiger attacks on the Security Forces Forward Defence Lines in Palaikkuli, Mannar at around 9.30 am. He said troops overran the captured bunkers. A soldier was killed and six others injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, the LTTE detonated a pressure mine targeting an Army vehicle killing a soldier and a civilian driver while injuring four others in the general area of Weli Oya yesterday morning.

According to Brigadier Nanayakkara a civilian truck hired by the Army was plying in the Yakawewa-Padaviya area when it hit a pressure mine in Sinhayaulpatha, Weli Oya yesterday at around 9.30 am.

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