SLA, LTTE engage in artillery fire in Kadjuwatte

[TamilNet, Monday, 11 September 2006, 11:11 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) exchanged artillery fire in Kadjuwatte located along the border of SLA and LTTE controlled areas in Valaichchenai police division in Batticaloa district on Sunday night for about one hour.

Military sources said that the LTTE launched artillery and mortar attack on SLA camp in Kadjuwatte from 10.30 p.m. and they retaliated.

Both sides did not reveal details of the injuries or the casualties in the fight.

Residents living closer to the area had fled from their houses when the fighting erupted.

Large number of SLA soldiers began a cordon and search operation in the area Monday morning around 7 a.m.

 

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