Two casualties in Batticaloa clash
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 18 August 1998, 23:12 GMT]
Two soldiers were killed when a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) patrol clashed with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at Sittandy, 20 km north of Batticaloa, around 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, said sources in Batticaloa.
The bodies of the two soldiers were first taken to the Eravur Hospital and then dispatched to the 233 Brigade headquarters in Batticaloa at around 9:00 a.m. Though there was tension in Batticaloa in the morning, the situation returned to normal by 10:00 a.m.
No details about the SLA wounded were available, but sources said none of the injured was admitted to hospitals in the Batticaloa District. No details of LTTE casualties are available either.