8 STF commandos killed in Thirukkovil ambush

[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 January 2007, 11:18 GMT]
Eight Sri Lankan Special Task Force commandos were killed and 12 wounded at Thangavelauthapuram in Thirukkovil division of Amparai district where a STF vehicle was ambushed, Saturday around 9:30 a.m. with Claymore attack and gunfire.

The attack, believed to be carried out by an elite guerilla unit of the Tigers, had targeted the STF logistics supply to STF personnel located in areas vacated by the Tigers, according to initial reports from Thirukkovil.

STF personnel fired mortar shells and opened fire following the attack that has taken place 41 km south of Kalmunai town.


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