LTTE - SLA clash
[TamilNet, Saturday, 06 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers attacked the SLA in Madduvil in Jaffna around 8.30 a.m. this morning. The army claims that it killed one LTTE fighter identified as Seelan in this shootout on the Madduvil Sivan Kovil road.
The body of this person was handed over by the SLA to the Chavakachcheri hospital this morning after the incident. Later the Chvakachcheri Police brought the body to the Jaffna general hospital.
A civilian who had been in the vicinity of the attack was wounded by grenade shrapnel which pierced his cranium and leg. He was identified as Paramananthan Karthigesu 37 and has been admitted to the Jaffna hospital.