4 killed in Tiger ambush in Ampaa'rai, weapons seized - LTTE

[TamilNet, Friday, 07 November 2008, 13:11 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) in East claimed Friday that one of their ambush units opened fire at a Sri Lankan Specia Task Force (STF) road patrol, killing 4 Sri Lankan military personnel including 3 STF commandos and causing injuries to three, including two STF commandos at 12:45 p.m. Friday at Thampitiya in Ampaa'rai district. Four T56-2 automatic rifles and ammunitions were seized by the Tigers, they said.

12 magazines, 180 rounds, two holsters and a communication set were also seized by the ambush team, the Tigers said.

Meanwhile, Sri Lankan police, while admitting that the Tigers had seized weapons in the attack, said one policeman and two home guards were killed and another sustained injuries. The wounded home guard was rushed to Maha Oya hospital, Police said.

 

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