20 SLA killed, 62 wounded in Mannaar - LTTE

[TamilNet, Sunday, 09 March 2008, 17:17 GMT]
Liberation Tigers Operations Command in Mannaar on Sunday said 20 Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed Saturday in heavy fighting that lasted for 8 hours from 9:50 a.m. in Cheaththukku'lam in Mannaar. 62 SLA soldiers were wounded, the Tigers said.

On Sunday, 2 SLA soldiers were killed in Pa'ndivirichchaan in an intense clash that lasted for 45 minutes from 12:00 p.m.

13 SLA soldiers were killed Friday in Pa'ndivirichchaan in heavy fighting that lasted from 11.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.

7 SLA soldiers were wounded Saturday in a booby trap explosion at Koayilmoaddai, according to the LTTE. 3 of the SLA soldiers sustained severe injuries.

The LTTE has not released own casualty figures.

 

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