SLA hands over 7 LTTE bodies to ICRC

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 11:35 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army officials handed over 7 dead bodies of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres, killed in Panichchankerni, south of Vaharai, to the ICRC in Valaichenai Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

The ICRC is making arrangements to transport the bodies to the LTTE controlled Kokkaddichcholai.

SLA sources said 4 troopers including a captain were killed and 20 troopers wounded in the fighting Tuesday.

Tigers said 12 of their cadres were killed in the defensive fight and 7 wounded.

Both the parties, the SLA and the Tigers, claimed that they had inflicted heavy casualties on the opposite side.


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