18 STF personnel wounded in Kudumpimalai

[TamilNet, Sunday, 27 May 2007, 09:29 GMT]
Eighteen elite commandos of Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) were wounded Saturday when the STF launched an offensive into Liberation Tigers controlled Kudumpimalai (Thoppigala) jungles, 36 km northwest of Batticaloa city, Sri Lankan police officials in Batticaloa said. The STF has been intensifying offensive operations into the LTTE controlled areas in Kudumpimalai jungles in recent weeks.

Map of Korallaipattu South DS Division [Click on the image for a larger version. Courtesy: UN OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) - edited to add details]
11 STF personnel wounded in LTTE mortar and artillery attack were rushed to Ampaarai hospital and a further 7 were admitted at Mahoya.

LTTE is yet to release details on the clashes in Kudumpimalai.


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