3 LTTE cadres, SLA trooper, killed in clash at Earaavoor

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 23 May 2007, 18:07 GMT]
Ea'raavoor police claimed that three members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper were killed, and a Special Task Force (STF) trooper was injured Wednesday around 5:00 a.m in a clash at Chavukkadi coast in Tha'lavaay, Ea'raavoor in Batticaloa district.

The bodies are kept at Ea'raavoor district hospital while the injured trooper is being treated at Batticaloa hospital.

SLA, STF and the police conducted a search operation at Chavukkadi coastal area in Tha'lavaay area after receiving a tip-off of LTTE presence. The clash erupted during the search, the police said.

The police claimed that many LTTE combatants were injured in the fight and that 6 claymore devices, 4 T56 rifles, mortars, rounds, machine guns, pistols and many hundreds of thousand rupees were recovered.

The search began at 5:00 a.m lasted until 2:00 p.m.

Thalavaai is located 17 km northeast of Batticaloa


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