4 SLA elite soldiers killed, 6 wounded in Mannaar border - LTTE

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 July 2007, 13:29 GMT]
Liberation Tigers confronted a team of the 2nd Battalion of Sri Lanka Army Special Forces (SF), killing four and wounding 6 when the SLA SF team attempted to breach into LTTE territory in Paalamoaddai in Mannaar-Vavuniyaa border, Monday around 4:00 p.m., according to the military spokesman of the Tigers. A body of a SF soldier was recovered by the Tigers together with 3 T-56 rifles, explosives and military hardware including a night-vision equipment.

Arrangements were underway to hand over the dead body of the SF soldier to the ICRC, Mr. Ilanthirayan said.

The SF team that sustained casualties was withdrawn by the SLA and a search operation by the Tigers was going on, he said.

Tigers have handed over 4 SLA dead bodies to the ICRC in Mannaar on Sunday. The body of a Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) soldier, killed Sunday, was handed over to the SLA through the ICRC on Tuesday.


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