28 LTTE terrorists killed, over 20 wounded in clashes
Sri Lankan military formations broke into LTTE
defences in multi-pronged offensives launched at the Wanni battle
theatre in Mannar, Vavuniya and Welioya yesterday (June 7), claiming
that at least 27 terrorists were killed, over 20 wounded during the
intense fighting. According to reports received a soldier has also laid
his life and another 21 wounded, with many casualties caused due to AP
mines and IED explosions, security sources said.
Meanwhile, a terrorist was reported killed, 5 others
injured in addition to 7 military fatalities, at the Jaffna front in
clashes ensued between troops and LTTE on Saturday. The fighting was
reported from the Nagarkovil and Muhamalai general areas, sources said.
In the Mannar battlefront, heavy fighting were
reported in areas ahead of the LTTE's constructed defences in general
areas at Navathkulama, Alankulama, Paleipperumalkaddu and Kaduskandal.
An LTTE bunker was destroyed and 2 terrorists killed in the clashes
security sources said, adding that troops have also recovered 20 AP
mines during subsequent search operations launched. A soldier was also
reported wounded due to an LTTE small arms fire attack in general area
According to reports received, LTTE has suffered heavy
losses alone at the Vavuniya battlefront as troops claimed to have
killed 17 terrorists, while injuring 6 others yesterday. Two slain LTTE
bodies including a female body were also said recovered by troops during
separate search operations launched in general areas Chiraddikulam and
Periyamadu respectively. In addition security forces have also found 43
anti-personnel (AP) mines laid by LTTE in general area Palampiddi.
Meanwhile, troops advanced into Naddankandal existing
LTTE defence line and reportedly have uncovered few LTTE trenches along
with 2 claymore mines and 9 AP mines. A RPG pack, 2 ground sheets, 2
water cans and 3 shoes were also among the items found, security sources
At the Welioya battle theatre, troops confirmed that 8
LTTE terrorists were killed and 10 wounded during fighting erupted in
general areas North of Janakapura, Kokkuthuduval and Kiriibbanwewa.
According to security sources, 8 soldiers have also received injuries
during the confrontations. Meanwhile, troops have also uncovered 13 IEDs
and 68 AP mines during subsequent search operations conducted, security