15 LTTE held POWs on hunger strike

[TamilNet, Sunday, 13 February 2000, 17:43 GMT]
Fifteen government troops in the custody of the Liberation Tigers have begun a hunger strike urging the Sri Lankan Government to secure their release, the Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio said this evening.

The radio also gave the details of the 15 POWs who began their hunger strike at 8 a.m. on 10 February.

In other news, the radio said four policemen were killed when the Tigers attacked a police patrol travelling from Galkande to Sinhapura in the Polonnaruwa District around 9.30 a.m. yesterday.

The radio said two bodies of the police personnel, arms and ammunition were recovered by the Liberation Tigers.

According to the VoT, the following weapons were among those recovered by the Tigers: T56-2 Gun 01, T56-1 Guns 02, Medium rounds 468, Grenades 11, AK magazines 11, AKLMG Ram Magazines 02.

The radio said that no Liberation Tigers were injured.

 

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