2ND LEAD

LTTE: 8 SLA soldiers killed in Vavuniyaa front

[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 September 2008, 01:47 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on Wednesday said they repulsed a ground movement by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) at Paalamoaddai into LTTE territory. The Tigers claimed that eight SLA soldiers were killed and more than 14 wounded in their counter-attack.

The SLA had launched the movement, backed by heavy artillery fire, at 7:00 a.m.

The fighting lasted till 7:00 p.m. till the Sri Lankan forces were forced to withdraw, according to LTTE officials.

 

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