Exchange of mortar fire along Nagarkovil FDL, SLA soldier injured in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 31 July 2006, 06:02 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy Monday morning around 5:30 launched heavy gunfire from gunboats off the northeastern coast in Vadamaradchi East and the Sri Lanka Army fired artillery shells towards Nagarkovil LTTE Forward Defence Line. An exchange of mortar fire between the SLA and the LTTE FDL forces was reported for 45 minutes following the artilery and SLN attack.

The firefight lasted for nearly 45 minutes from 5:30 a.m.

Casualty details were not available.

Meanwhile, a Sri Lanka Army soldier was injured in a claymore blast between Irupalai and Kopay on the Pt.Pedro road, around 9:15 a.m, Monday.

The wounded soldier was transported to Palaly military base hospital.


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