3 STF troops injured in Ampaa'rai

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 September 2007, 04:02 GMT]
Sri Lanka Special Task Force (STF), an elite commando unit, began an operation Monday around 8:00 a.m in an attempt to penetrate into Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) held territory in Ampaa'rai district, assisted by heavy artillery and mortar fire. Three STF troops were injured in the stiff resistance by the LTTE, Ampaa'rai district LTTE Political Head Kaviyarasan said.

Exchange of fire between the STF and the LTTE is still continuing, Kaviyarasan said on Tuesday.

 

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