Wanni operation in progress; 10 terrorists killed, 6 wounded
Security forces personnel engaged in counter terrorist
offensive operation are inching further towards LTTE terrain inflicting
damages to the enemy in Jaffna and Wanni fronts. According to the
finalized military report received from the forefront said that 10 LTTE
terrorists were killed while 6 others suffered injuries. 23 more
terrorists were reported either killed or wounded. Three security forces
personnel have laid their lives for the motherland and 4 suffered wounds
in yesterday's clashes.
In Wanni theatre, in Vavuniya front, clashes were
reported from Tunnikddukulam and Kollkowilmadukulam areas. 3 terrorists
were killed and another suffered injuries. Meanwhile, troops engaged in
route clearing patrol unearthed a land mine weighing of 8Kg in general
In Mannar front, 2 terrorists were killed while 5
others reported killed or wounded due to the confrontations took place
in Koddaikkulam and Mvllikkandal areas. An army soldier also suffered
injuries during these confrontations. Troops engaged in clearing
operations in newly captured Kattankulam uncovered 17 anti-personnel
mines through out the day.
In Welioya front, 7 LTTE terrorists were killed and 6
suffered injuries due to clashes sparked between security forces and
LTTE in general area north of Janakapura and north of Kiriibbanwewa
areas during day hours yesterday. 18 more terrorists reportedly either
killed or wounded, the report said. Troops engaged in mine clearing
operation unearthed 72 anti-personnel mines and a booby trap in general
area north of Janakapura.
In Jaffna theatre, army snipers deployed in general
area Muhamalai gunned down an LTTE terrorist ahead of own defence line.
Limited offensive operations are in progress to
liberate civilians in Wanni from the LTTE clutches.