Jaffna Tigers destroy SLA bunkers
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 11 November 1997, 23:59 GMT]
Fighting broke out between the Liberation Tigers and the Sri Lankan army at Varani in Jaffna in the early hours of the morning today around 4.30 a.m.
Sources in the peninsula said that two bunkers of the army have been destroyed in attack. Casualty figures on either side were not known.
Two civilians were hit when the army began firing at random after the Tigers had withdrawn.
One died on the spot. He has been identified as Thambu Sinnappillai, 65. The other is Sathasivam Vikneswaran a thirteen year old boy.
The boys condition is serious said hospital sources.