LTTE - SLA clash at Manthivil
[TamilNet, Friday, 26 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers and the Sri Lankan army clashed at Manthivil, north west of Chavakachcheri around 7.30 a.m. this morning.
The army brought the body of a youth who was killed in Manthivil during this confrontation. The youth is yet to be identified.
Hospital sources said it was not clear whether it was that of an LTTE member or that of a civilian.
Residents in the Manthivil area reported that helicopters had flown in to the spot soon after the clash.
This is the case when there are army casualties, said knowledgable sources close to the army in Jaffna.