SLA trooper killed, 2 injured in LTTE artillery attack in Thenmaraadchi
[TamilNet, Sunday, 28 October 2007, 18:00 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) launched heavy artillery attack Saturday afternoon, amidst continuing rain, on key Sri Lanka Amy (SLA) bases in Va'ra'ni and Kodikaamam in Themaraadchi, killing one SLA trooper and injuring two, SLA sources said. Meanwhile, heavy exchange of gunfire erupted between LTTE and SLA Sunday around 7:45 a.m north of A9 land route at Ki'laali, but none of the their troops were injured, SLA sources added, confirming the clash.
The exchange of heavy gunfire was followed by artillery attacks by SLA on LTTE positions.
Meanwhile, LTTE launched heavy artillery fire on the key SLA 52nd, 55th Division bases located in Va'ra'ni and Kodikaamam Saturday afternoon. The shells fell and exploded inside and close to the SLA bases.
One SLA trooper was killed and two injured in this attack. The injured troops were admitted to Palaali Military hospital.
The SLA retaliated with heavy artillery fire towards LTTE Front Defence Line positions in Ki'laali, Mukamaalai and Poonakari until late into the night, sources in Thenmaraadchi said.