Six killed in Trinco attack - VoT

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 12 September 2000, 12:00 GMT]
Three soldiers and three military trained policemen were killed when the Liberation Tigers attacked a joint Police-army detachment in Morawewa north-west of Trincomalee on Sunday night, the Voice of Tigers (VoT) said in its morning broadcast Tuesday.

The radio said that the other soldiers and Policeman in the camp had taken to their heels during the attack. The LTTE shelled the Pankulam Sri Lanka Air Force camp which is close to Morawewa on the main road, according to the VoT.

The radio said that the following armaments were captured by the Tigers from the SLA and the Police at the Morawewa detachment-

60 mm mortar -1
60 mm mortar scope -1
60 mm shells - 36
60 mortar shell booster-10
60 mm mortar key set -1
60 mm para-light shells- 10
40 mm grenade launcher handgun - 1
40 mm shells- 22
T-56 assault rifles-4
T-81 LMG drum magazine-3
AK LMG drum magazine -2
AK rifle magazines-9
medium rounds -1558
medium rounds linked- 200
grenades- 17

Three Tigers were killed during the attack the VoT said.

 

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