Troops engaged in offensive march in Wanni and Jaffna theatres killed 21 terrorists and injured 21 in yesterday's (22 May) clashes. More 12 terrorists were reportedly killed or wounded as the report reached from the warfront stated.
On Wanni front, in Vavuniya front, troops attacked fortified LTTE defences in general area Periyamadu killing 5 terrorists and injuring 3 others during day hours yesterday. 2 soldiers also suffered injuries due to LTTE's retaliation. Meanwhile, troops ambushed an LTTE movement in general area Mundimurippu. Intercepting terror transmission it is leant that 4 terrorists were killed while 7 others injured. An army soldier also suffered injuries and he was rushed to Ampara hospital.
Further, troops launched an attack at LTTE bunker in general area Palamoddai killing 4 LTTE terrorists. 2 army soldiers also received injuries due to LTTE's retaliation. Meanwhile, 5 army soldiers suffered injuries exploding anti-personnel mines in general areas Kontakkrankulam, Periyamadu and Palamodai.
In Mannar front, army snipers deployed in general are Alankulam gunned down an LTTE terrorist last afternoon. In the same area, troops attacked fortified terror bunker and ground troops confirmed that one terror cadre was killed while another 3 suffered injuries.
Separately, 6 more terrorists were reportedly either killed or wounded due to a confrontation occurred in general area Veddayamurrippu. Meanwhile, 5 terrorists suffered injuries when the troops launched an attack at LTTE bunkers in general area Nedunkandal.
Troops engaged in mine-clearing operations unearthed 12 AP mines from general area Mantota.
In Welioya front, 4 terrorists were killed 3 more suffered injured in clashes occurred in general areas north of Janakapura, Kokkuthuduwai and north of Kiriibbawewa. Six more terrorists reportedly killed or wounded due to the security forces attacks. Further, 2 army soldiers were killed while another 3 suffered injuries due to yesterday's clashes erupted in Welioya front.
29 anti-personnel mines were unearthed by the troops engaged in mine-clearing operation in general areas north of Janakapura and Kiriibbanwewa areas.
On Jaffna theatre of battle, 2 terrorists were gunned down by the army snipers deployed in general area Muhamalai.