Heavy fighting breaks out in Vaharai region

[TamilNet, Monday, 04 December 2006, 15:09 GMT]
Heavy fighting broke out between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) at Kattumurivu, located 5 km inside the LTTE controlled Vaharai region in Batticaloa district Monday morning around 10:00 a.m. The fighting continued amid heavy artillery and mortar shelling at 5:00 p.m.

The SLA troopers launched a two-pronged troop movement from Thirukkonamadu, recently occupied by the SLA and Karadikkulam southwest of Kattumurivu.

Casualty details were not available.



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