Wanni Liberation in progress: over 30 terrorists killed
Finalized military reports received from the Wanni
battlefronts yesterday (July 3) indicate several significant gains to
the armed forces engaged in counter terror offensives against the LTTE
terrorists. According to the reports, over 30 terrorists were killed and
at least 35 injured during these clashes. In addition, 2 soldiers were
killed, 2 reported missing and 17 others were injured, the reports
On the Vavuniya- Mannar combined front troops attacked
LTTE bunker defences located in the area West of Periyamadhu since last
evening and destroyed 9 bunkers. According to the radio-monitoring
figures, 17 terrorists were killed and 25 others were injured in this
incident. Also, Army lost 2 soldiers, 2 others were reported missing and
10 others suffered injuries. Ground troops hold 7 of the captured
bunkers at present.
In a similar incident reported from the
Periyawalalayankaddu area last morning, ground troops confirmed that one
LTTE cadre was killed.
In 3 separate confrontations occurred in the
Naddankandal and Palamodai and Kovitkunchukulam areas during the course
of the day, ground troops claimed 3 terrorists were killed. Also, 3
soldiers suffered injuries during these operations due to explosions of
anti personal mines (AP) and improvised explosive devices (IED). Troops
engaged in clearing operations in the area removed 27 AP mines.
Meanwhile on the Welioya front, troops had daylong
clashes with the terrorists in the areas North of Janakapura and
Kiriibbanwewa areas and claimed 5 terrorists were killed, 8 others
wounded and 4 more were either killed or wounded. Also, 3 soldiers
suffered injuries due to AP and IED explosions. Troops engaged in
clearing operations removed 288 AP mines and 19 IEDs from areas North of
Janakapura, Kiriibbanwewa and Kokkuthuduwai areas for the day.
Limited offensives are continuing.