6 Sri Lankan policemen killed

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 24 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers attacked a Police post this morning in Kattuwanwila in the Welikanda area on the Batticaloa-Polannaruwa border, killing six Policemen and wounding six.

The LTTE had removed the weapons of the dead and the wounded.

These included a 60mm mortar, a light machinegun,a grenade launcher, 19 assault rifles and over 4500 rounds of small arms ammunition.

The LTTE has repeatedly attacked the police and army detachments and patrols in this area since 1995.

 

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