SLAF helicopter shot down

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 October 2000, 13:54 GMT]
Fighting broke out in Nakar Kovil on the south-eastern coast of Jaffna Thursday evening. Sri Lanka Army sources in the northern town said a MI-24 helicopter gunship was shot down around 5.30 p.m.

The TamilNet correspondent for Vadamaradchi said that smoke was billowing from the camp area.

Fighting continues to rage.


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