Over 50 LTTE cadres killed
COLOMBO: Military reports received from the battlefronts in the North
indicate that 52 Tigers were killed and at least 42 injured during
weekend military offensives aimed at liberating the Wanni region.
On the Jaffna Defence, snipers deployed in the Muhamalai and
Nagarkovil frontlines claimed four terrorists were killed, the Defence
Ministry said. Meanwhile, ground troops attacked a terrorist bunker line
in Nagarkovil, killing three terrorists.
One soldier was killed and two others suffered injuries due to an
improvised explosive device (IED) explosion during a similar attack on
the Nagarkovil front.
In the Wanni theatre of battle heavy clashes continued in Mannar,
Vavuniya and Welioya battlefronts. On the Vavuniya front, troops had
three separate clashes in Ramanathankulam Nelukulam and Kallikulam
Twelve terrorists were killed. Army snipers deployed southeast of
Madhu, and Sulanamaruthamadu areas killed two terrorists. Troops on the
Mannar front yesterday destroyed over eight bunkers and trench defences
in Parayakulam area.
Troops in this attack said that 22 terrorists were killed and over 26
suffered injuries. During the subsequent search troops found 11 bodies
of slain LTTE cadres and five T-56 Rifles. Four soldiers killed in
action and 16 wounded .
On the Welioya front, troops marching towards terror strongholds in
Mulaithiuvu district, clashed with terrorists in two separate incidents
in the Janakapura and Kiriibbanwewa areas, killing five terrorists and
injuring 10. Limited operations aimed at Wanni liberation are