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238 AP mines recovered

Two hundred and thirty eight anti- personnel mines and eight "booby" traps were recovered by Troops conducting a search operation in the area of North Janakapura, Welioya on Saturday.

Two terrorists were killed and 16 other terrorists were reported injured during a confrontation in the area of North Kiribbanwewa, Welioya on Saturday.

Two Claymore bombs, One T56 Assault rifle and one magazine were recovered by Troops in a search operation on Saturday from the Batticaloa area.

Four terrorists were killed yesterday morning when troops attacked a column of LTTE with heavy mortar fire as troops spotted an LTTE attempt to breach the SLA forwards defences in general area Malikaittidal, East of Thirukethiswaram in Mannar.

According to reports received, troops have engaged heavy mortar and artillery at the observed LTTE positions, at 10.40 a.m. Ground troops confirmed the LTTE losses citing intercepted LTTE communication.

Two more terrorists were reported killed in the same area by SLA snipers at around 11.40 a.m.

Troops have also recovered five anti personnel mines (AP) during a search operation conducted in general area Veppankulama, at around 3.30 p.m.

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