Gunfire reported in Muttur east seas, tension high

[TamilNet, Thursday, 11 May 2006, 11:13 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) boats entered the Liberation Tigers controlled coastal area in Muttur east Thursday around 1:30 p.m.where ten boats of LTTE's naval wing was engaged in training exercises. Despite the warnings issued by the Tigers, the naval boats with Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) officials on board, had approached the LTTE controlled area in Muttur east and reports indicate sounds of mortar and gun in the seas were heard from the seas. Tension has escalated in the coastal areas, sources from Muttur east said.

The situation worsened as there were SLMM officials on board,

Sources from Kilinochchi told TamilNet, Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) had assumed a hostile posture and had fired at the LTTE boats.

Further details are not available at the moment.

The Tigers had repeatedly urged the monitors not to be on board the Sri Lankan naval vessels, LTTE sources in Kilinochchi said.

 

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