2 SLA troopers killed, 19 injured at Kattumurivu in Vaharai

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 December 2006, 11:42 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Batticaloa said that two of their troopers were killed and 19 injured in a clash between the SLA and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at the LTTE held Katumurivu area in Batticaloa district Tuesday between 4:00 a.m and 12:00 noon. The SLA also said that they learnt from LTTE communications that five LTTE cadres were killed in the fight.

The bodies of the SLA troopers are kept at the Polanaruwa Hospital. The 19 injured troopers are also admitted the same hospital for treatment.

The LTTE attacked the SLA troopers when they attempted to penetrate into the LTTE held area, sources in Batticaloa said.

SLA is continuing heavy shell and artillery fire on Vaharai area placing Internally Displaced People and other civilians in Vaharai at grave risk, residents in Vaharai said.

Meanwhile, three SLA troopers, seriously injured in a clash in Kadjuwathe area Monday, have been admitted in the hospital, hospital sources said.


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