Six SLA troops killed - radio
[TamilNet, Saturday, 13 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
The Voice of Tigers (VOT) said in its night news bulletin today that Liberation Tigers ambushed a group of SLA soldiers travelling in a tractor between Olumadu and Keerisudan by blasting a claymore mine around 1.30 p.m yesterday.
6 Sri Lankan soldiers were killed in the ambush while the LTTE did not suffer any casualties, said radio.
The Tigers also captured 3 assault rifles and ammunition from the Sri Lankan soldiers in this attack, the radio said further.
Meanwhile, Liberation Tigers announced today in Vanni that Major Ilavarasan (Theiventhiran Theivaruban, Jaffna) was killed in the confrontation with the SLA in Vathiri on December 11.
11.12.97 Fire-fight at Vathiri