20 SLA soldiers killed, 40 wounded in Mannaar - LTTE
[TamilNet, Saturday, 29 December 2007, 14:46 GMT]
At least 20 Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed and 40 wounded Saturday morning when heavy fighting broke out in Uyilangku'lam - Parappaangka'ndal area between the SLA and the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE), Tiger officials told media in Ki'linochchi. Three LTTE fighters were killed in action. Meanwhile, an infiltration attempt by the Sri Lanka Army Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) was thwarted by the Tigers at LTTE Forward Defence Line at Mukamaalai, the Tigers said.
The Tigers said the three-pronged SLA offensive was thwarted.
Exchange of heavy artillery fire was reported in Parappaangka'ndal area in Mannaar.