8 soldiers killed in Chettikulam

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 17 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Eight SLA soldiers were killed and four including an officer were wounded this afternoon on the Madawachchiya - Mannar road near Chettikulam when the Liberation Tigers fired Rocket Propelled Grenades on the Jeep in which army personnel were travelling.

Seven soldiers were killed on the spot and one soldier died in hospital.

The wounded SLA officer was identified as Major. Abayakon.

The jeep was completely incinerated said SLA sources in Vavuniya.


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