Tigers probe Nagar Kovil FDLs

[TamilNet, Friday, 06 October 2000, 18:49 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers on Thursday launched an attack on the forward defence lines (FDLs) of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp at Nagar Kovil, the Voice of Tigers radio said Friday. Army sources in Colombo said 8 soldiers, including an officer were killed and 32 were wounded in the attack.

Several SLA's defence positions at Nagar Kovil were destroyed in the attack that was launched around 1 p.m. Thursday, the radio said.

Sri Lanka Air Force helicopters and bombers were called in to support the ground troops the Army sources said.

Sources in Jaffna said heavy fighting went on till late on Thursday evening. The SLA and Tigers continue to exchange mortar and artillery fire in the area, the sources said.

 

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