SLA suffers heavy casualties in shelling duel

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 April 2007, 13:28 GMT]
A triangular area covering East Ariyaalai, Naavatkuzhi and Kaeratheevu in Jaffna was targeted by Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) artillery guns Monday morning when exchange of artillery fire was reported along the FDLs in Jaffna and Vavuniya. Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has suffered heavy casualties in artillery shelling by the Tigers. Meanwhile, in Vavuniya, one SLA soldier was killed and three others wounded near Omanthai entry - exit point around 7:45 a.m. Omanthai entry point remains closed.

The artillery duel that rocked Jaffna city was reported around 7:00 a.m.

Although local SLA command has put the casualty figures at 6 wounded, 3 military ambulance vehicles were seen transporting the wounded troopers after imposing an unusual block halting all civilian traffic along Jaffna - Palaali Road for more than an hour.

 

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