STF, LTTE exchange mortar fire in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Friday, 15 December 2006, 10:54 GMT]
Special Task Force (STF), stationed at Pattiruppu Bridge, Kalavanchikudy in Batticaloa, launched mortar shells Friday around 1:30 a.m on Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) territory in Porathivu. The LTTE retaliated with mortar fire. Two civilians were injured in the exchange, sources from Batticaloa said.
Seven houses and an Irrigation department building were damaged in Kalavnchikudy, sources added.
The exchange of mortar fire between the STF and the LTTE lasted for two hours.