5 SLA killed, 15 wounded in Mannaar clash - LTTE

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 29 January 2008, 20:28 GMT]
Five Sri Lanka Army soldiers were killed and more than 15 wounded when Tigers confronted an SLA unit that attempted to advance in Paalaikkuzhi, 7.5 km southwest of Adampan Tuesday morning between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., LTTE's Operations Command in Mannaar told media in Ki'iinochchi. The SLA movement was thwarted, the Tigers claimed. In Vauniyaa Tigers clashed with the SLA for 40 minutes from 12:50 p.m. Casualty figures were not available, according to Vavuniyaa Operations Command of the Tigers. Clashes erupted in Northern Front at Ki'laali and Naakarkoayil between 12:40 and 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.

The clashes in Ki'laali and Naakarkoayil went on for an hour amid heavy artillery barrage. Casualty figures were not available from the fighting in Northern Front reported during the night.

Sri Lanka Air Force bombers flew over Kilinochchi at 12:15 a.m. Wedesday.


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