Tiger ambush kills 11 STF personnel in Amparai

[TamilNet, Friday, 19 January 2007, 12:53 GMT]
An elite guerilla unit of the Liberation Tigers in Amparai district carried out an ambush on Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) convoy Friday morning, killing at least 11 Sri Lankan commandos and wounding more than 11 at Bakmitiyawa, 30 km southwest of Amparai town, LTTE Military Spokesman Irasiah Ilanthirayan told TamilNet.

Meanwhile STF sources in Amparai said Tigers had carried out the combined attack, triggering a Claymore mine and deploying gunners armed with Light Machine Guns into a booby trapped area at 10:45 a.m. in the predominant Sinhala area.

Wounded STF personnel were rushed to Amparai hospital.

 

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