Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wanni operation in progress; 10 terrorists killed, 6 wounded

Security forces personnel engaged in counter terrorist offensive operation are inching further towards LTTE terrain inflicting damages to the enemy in Jaffna and Wanni fronts. According to the finalized military report received from the forefront said that 10 LTTE terrorists were killed while 6 others suffered injuries. 23 more terrorists were reported either killed or wounded. Three security forces personnel have laid their lives for the motherland and 4 suffered wounds in yesterday's clashes.

In Wanni theatre, in Vavuniya front, clashes were reported from Tunnikddukulam and Kollkowilmadukulam areas. 3 terrorists were killed and another suffered injuries. Meanwhile, troops engaged in route clearing patrol unearthed a land mine weighing of 8Kg in general area Mahakachchakodiya.

In Mannar front, 2 terrorists were killed while 5 others reported killed or wounded due to the confrontations took place in Koddaikkulam and Mvllikkandal areas. An army soldier also suffered injuries during these confrontations. Troops engaged in clearing operations in newly captured Kattankulam uncovered 17 anti-personnel mines through out the day.

In Welioya front, 7 LTTE terrorists were killed and 6 suffered injuries due to clashes sparked between security forces and LTTE in general area north of Janakapura and north of Kiriibbanwewa areas during day hours yesterday. 18 more terrorists reportedly either killed or wounded, the report said. Troops engaged in mine clearing operation unearthed 72 anti-personnel mines and a booby trap in general area north of Janakapura.

In Jaffna theatre, army snipers deployed in general area Muhamalai gunned down an LTTE terrorist ahead of own defence line.

Limited offensive operations are in progress to liberate civilians in Wanni from the LTTE clutches.

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