5 killed in attack on SLA outpost in Vavuniyaa - LTTE

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 18 December 2007, 09:54 GMT]
Liberation Tigers on Tuesday said they attacked an outpost of the Sri Lankan forces at Veerapuram in Vavuniyaa at 1:30 a.m., killing five members of the armed forces of Sri Lanka. Tigers have seized a Light Machine Gun (LMG), a 40 mm Grenade Launcher and ammunitons, according to a Tiger military situation report issued to media.

The attacked outpost was "guarding "Sinhala encroachments into Tamil owned land" the LTTE report said.

The remaining Sri Lankan soldiers fled into nearby Sinhala settlements following the attack, the Tigers claimed adding that they suffered no casualties in the attack.

 

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