Saturday, June 14, 2008

Battle continues; 15 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes

Finalized military reports received from battlefronts in the Wanni and Jaffna indicates 15 terrorists killed and at least 8 others injured in yesterday's (June 12) clashes. Also, another 37 LTTE cadres were recorded as either killed or wounded, according to the reports. 3 soldiers were killed and 15 others suffered injured during these incidents.

In the Jaffna theatre of battle, troops attacked an LTTE firing position located in the Nagarkovil battlefront last night. Ground sources claimed 3 terrorists were either killed or wounded. Meanwhile, another soldier suffered injuries in an anti personnel (AP) mine blast on the same day evening.

On the Vavuniya front , Wanni theatre of operations, troops had clashes in several areas and claimed to have killed 6 terrorists and wounded 2 others.

In the Navatkulam area, troops confronted with the terrorists last morning and confirmed one terrorists was killed. In a similar incident reported from Vilakkvittakulam area, last evening terror radio transmission confirmed that one terrorist was killed.

Meanwhile, a sniper deployed in the Periyamadhu area confirmed killing one terrorist last evening; while ground troops confirmed to have killed 3 terrorists and wounded 2 others in a confrontation erupted in the Chiraddikkulam area in the same evening. Also, a soldier suffered injuries in the said incident.

Two other soldiers suffered injuries due to AP mine explosions occurred in the Periyamadhu area. Meanwhile 47 AP mines were uncovered by troops engaged in search operations in the area.

On the Mannar front, troops attacked and destroyed an LTTE bunker detected in the Koddaikulama area last evening and claimed 2 terrorists were killed. Also, in the Mullikkandal area troops captured 2 terror bunkers later in the same evening and claimed 4 terrorists either killed or wounded. Meanwhile, 2 soldiers suffered injuries due to LTTE small arms fire while engaged in duties in the Kalliadanchan and Mullikkandal areas during the day.

On the Welioya battlefront, troops had a series of clashes in various locations in North Janakapura, Kiriibbanwewa and Andankulama areas and claimed to have killed 5 terrorists and wounded 6 others. Another 30 were recorded as either killed or wounded. Also, 2 soldiers were killed or 9 others wounded during these clashes.

Counter terror offensives are continuing.

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