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Last modified on: 12/30/2010 11:29:10 PM Wanni operation continues; 18 terrorists killed, over 30 injured

Wanni operation continues; 18 terrorists killed, over 30 injured

Security forces personnel engaged in counter terrorist offensive operation inching further towards LTTE areas inflicting damages to the enemy. The finalized military report received from the battlefront said that 18 terrorists were killed while 29 others suffered injuries in yesterday's (July 07) clashes. 6 more terrorists were reportedly either killed or wounded, the report further said.

In Jaffna theatre of battle, one soldier has laid his life for the sake of the motherland while another two suffered injuries in a confrontation took place in Nagarkovil front. Separately, two soldiers received injuries exploding anti-personnel mines in Muhamalai and Eluthumadduwal areas yesterday.

In Vavuniya front incidents reported from Palaimoddai and Navvi areas. 9 terrorists were killed and 17 suffered injuries when the troops attack at terror bunker defences in Palamoiddai area. Separately, 2 more LTTE terrorists were killed when the troops ambushed an LTTE movement in Navvi area last afternoon, the report said. One T-56 weapon was also uncovered during the subsequent search operation. Meanwhile, troops in mine-clearing operation conducted in the same area unearthed 23 AP mines through out the day.

In Mannar front, troops engaged in mine clearing operation in general area Puthukulam have unearthed 23 AP mines and 2 booby traps, the report said.

In Welioya front, 5 terrorists were killed while another 7 suffered injuries when the troops attack at enemy defences in general area north of Janakapura. One soldier also made his supreme sacrifice while another received injuries due to these clashes.

Meanwhile, 46 AP mines and 7 IED were found by the troops engaged in mine clearing operation in the same area.

Separately, 2 LTTE cadres were killed while another 5 suffered injuries due to the clashes reported from north of Kiriibbanwewa area. Another 6 more LTTE cadre are reportedly either killed or wounded during the confrontations occurred in the same front. Meanwhile, A soldier suffered injuries exploding an AP mine, the report said.

During the de-mining operations conducted in general area Dangeliyadda in Baticaloa, troops have found 30 AP mines yesterday.

In a separate search operation conducted in Ariyamankerni in Trincomalee found few warlike items yesterday. One LTTE pouch, 4 T-56 magazines, 38 T-56 ammunition and 9 pen torch batteries were among the items found.

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