Thursday, August 28, 2008

LTTE suffers heavy damages in yesterday's clashes; 46 terrorists killed 20 wounded.

According to the finalized military report received from the battle front said that 46 terrorists were killed and 16 others suffered injuries due to the yesterday's, 27 August, clashes ensued in Mullaithivu, Kilinochchi, Welioya and Vavuniya fronts. Four more terrorists reportedly either killed or wounded. Five soldiers have laid their lives for defending the motherland while another 34 suffered injuries, the report added.

Troops of 57 Division operating in western borders of the Mullaittivu district gunned down an LTTE terrorist in general area south of Thunukkai. One soldier suffered injuries due to an AP mine explosion occurred in general area Alankulam.

Fierce gun battle ensued between troops of Task Force 1, advancing further northwards along the Mannar- Pooneryn road (A-32) running along the northwestern coastal belt of the Island, and the LTTE terrorists in Kilinochchi district. By intercepting LTTE radio communication channels it is revealed that 32 terrorists were killed during this battle. Four soldiers have made their utmost sacrifices for defending the motherland while 31 suffered injuries.

Meanwhile, Task Force 2 had several confrontations with LTTE terrorists in general area Palamoddai in Vavuniya district killing 7 LTTE terrorists and injuring 12 others. One soldier was killed and another suffered injuries exploding anti-personnel mines in the same area.

Troops of 59 Division advancing along the west of the Nayaru lagoon heading towards the Mullaittivu town situated on the Eastern border of the Mullaittivu district. 6 terrorists were killed and 4 others suffered injuries in several confrontations took place in general area Andankulam. Four more terrorists were reportedly either killed or wounded, the report added. One soldier also sustained injuries due to these clashes.

Separately, 118 anti-personnel mines have been unearthed by the troops engaged in mine clearing operations in general area Andankulam.

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