Saturday, May 31, 2008

Counter terrorist ops continue, 26 LTTE killed, 23 wounded in fighting

Sri Lankan security forces claimed that at least 26 LTTE terrorists were killed and 23 wounded during fighting ensued between troops and LTTE in the Wanni and Northern battle fronts on Friday (May 30).

In addition 4 soldiers have laid their lives and 13 others reported wounded, security sources said. According to reports received, 3 LTTE terrorists were killed and 4 injured at the Vavuniya battle front, while military claimed that a soldier was also killed and another 2 wounded in the fighting.

Meanwhile, Army infantrymen forced into the LTTE defences at Mannar during multi-pronged counter terrorist operations launched on Friday as heavy clashes were reported in Koddikulama, Nedunkandal and Pulliyankulama general areas. 19 terrorists were reported killed, another 15 wounded during the clashes, security sources said.

At the Welioya battle front, 3 terrorists were killed and similar numbers wounded during clashes, security sources said. A soldier was also wounded in the fighting, the sources added.

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