LTTE, STF clash in Ka値uvaagnchchikudi

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 February 2008, 15:48 GMT]
Special Task Force (STF) commandos of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eeelam (LTTE) fighters had a direct encounter Saturday morning 4:30a.m near Ka値uvaagnchchikudi in Batticaloa District. During the exchange of gunfire which lasted 15 minutes, there were no STF casualties. No details were available about LTTE casualties, police added.

STF claimed they recovered the body of a youth estimated to be about 25 years, when they combed the surrounding area.

The body is kept at Ka値uvaagnchchikudi hospital.

Some arms and ammunitions were also recovered during the search operation, STF sources said.


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