Eleven LTTEers killed, eight in uncleared areas
VANNI: Eleven LTTE cadres were killed and six others injured
in two separate incidents in Mankulam and Vavuniya yesterday.
According to Wanni sources, a vehicle carrying a group of Tiger
cadres hit a claymore mine, killing eight LTTE cadres in the
explosion.The incident occurred in an uncleared area in Mankulam.
In a separate incident, Security Forces successfully repulsed an LTTE
artillery attack killing three Tiger cadres and injuring six others when
tiger cadres attempted to lay claymore mines at the Forward Defence Line
(FDL) in Villathikulam in Vavuniya yesterday.
The Tiger cadres initially fired at troops when they attempted to
infiltrate the Villathikulam FDL. “Three LTTE bodies were observed
beyond the FDL”, the sources added. Eleven sea Tiger cadres were killed
on Saturday in the sea off Pulmoddai. The death toll was confirmed by
LTTE communications intercepts.