Skirmish in Paasaiyoor seas, SLA recovers one body

[TamilNet, Thursday, 16 August 2007, 12:35 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and gunmen allegedly belonging to Liberation Tigers exchanged fire Wednesday around 11:30 p.m for more than 15 minutes in Kurunagar and Paasaiyoor waters of Jaffna lagoon, local residents said. SLA, through Jaffna Police, Thursday morning brought to the Jaffna Hospital a severely injured body of an identified youth claiming the body belonged to a suicide cadre of the LTTE who tried to infiltrate the SLA camp Wednesday night. LTTE did not comment on the claim.

SLA conducted a large scale search operation in Kurunagar, Paasaiyoor areas Thursday morning, local residents said.

No details are available if there were any arrests.

Tension prevails in the coastal areas southwest of Jaffna town.

 

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