4 SLA killed, 7 wounded in Vavuniyaa, SLA offensive thwarted - LTTE

[TamilNet, Saturday, 07 June 2008, 13:53 GMT]
At least 4 Sri Lanka Army soldiers were killed and more than 7 wounded Saturday when the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) put up heavy resistance against the SLA that attempted to advance through three fronts targeting Kugnchukku'lam in Vavuniyaa district, LTTE officials told media in Vanni. The SLA's attempt to advance was thwarted after five-hours heavy fighting, the Tigers said. Meanwhile, residents in Vavuniyaa - Mullaiththeevu district border said more people were displaced by the artillery shelling stepped up by the SLA in recent days.

The SLA backed with concentrated artillery and mortar fire attempted to advance on three fronts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

After heavy clashes, the SLA was forced to withdraw the troops at 5:25 p.m.


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