Tigers attack police patrol

[TamilNet, Saturday, 21 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio service said in its night news bulletin today that the Liberation Tigers had successfully carried out an attack on a combined police and homeguard patrol yesterday in the Batticaloa district at Poochchikkoodu (near the 11th colony) without any losses on their side.

According to the VoT, the LTTE captured 5 assault rifles, 3 shotguns and some ammunition from the police home guard patrol.

The radio said that one SLA soldier was killed by LTTE fire in Kilinochchi today. The VOT also said that one of its leading writers whom it identified only as Aasha was killed in action during the attack on Kilinochchi.


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