Tigers claim raid on joint paramilitary, military mini-camp in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 28 September 2008, 11:32 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) officials in the East claimed Sunday that six Sri Lankan military and paramilitary personnel were killed in a raid carried out by a commando unit of the Tigers on a joint military and paramilitary camp at Thikiliveddai, north of Batticaloa at 2:15 a.m. Sunday. The mini-camp was brought under LTTE control within 15 minutes after they launched the raid, the Tigers said claiming that they seized a Light Machine Gun, five assault rifles and ammunitions. Meanwhile, medical sources at Chengkaladi hospital said one of the wounded TMVP personnel rushed to hospital succumbed to his injuries and that eight wounded were received at the hospital after the raid.

One PK-LMG, five T-56 type-2 assault rifles, a drum magazine for the PK-LMG, 100 rounds, seven AK-47 magazines, two-hundred-and-twenty 7.62 mm rounds and a holster were seized in the attack, the Tigers said.

Three of the wounded, 18-year-old Chandran, 19-year-old V. Achchuthan and 20-year-old T. Ganesan, were transferred to Batticaloa hospital for treatment, accoridng to medical sources.


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