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Last modified on: 12/30/2010 11:30:22 PM Wanni Liberation Operation continues; 25 terrorists killed, 15 wounded in yesterday's clashes

Wanni Liberation Operation continues; 25 terrorists killed, 15 wounded in yesterday's clashes

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LTTE bodies found in a search operation conducted following a intense fighting in Welioya front yesterday, 10 August .

Security forces personnel moving further towards LTTE held areas inflicting heavy damages to the enemy despite terror resistance. According to the military report received from the battle front, 25 LTTE terrorists were killed 10 suffered injuries and 5 reportedly either killed or wounded (in addition to two incidents in Jaffna and Welioya areas reported on defence.lk, see Related News) due to the intense gun battle reported in Vavuniya and Welioya fronts yesterday, 10 August.

In the Vavuniya front, troops in Task Force 2 launched an attack targeting terror bunker defences in general area Navvi killing 8 LTTE terrorists. Troops captured LTTE bunker complex and trench line and 261 T-56 ammunition along with 3 hand grenades left behind by the fleeing terrorists were also found. In a separate confrontation took place in general area Kopuvithakulam 3 more LTTE terrorists killed and one body was found along with a Global Positioning System (GPS) in a subsequent search operation conducted in the area. One soldier has made his utmost sacrifice for the sake of motherland while 4 others sustained injuries, the report said.

In the same front, 10 more soldiers of 57 Division reportedly injured in a series of clashes ensued between security forces and LTTE terrorists in west of Chiradikulam, Kalvilan and south of Mallavi areas.

In the Mannar front, troops of Task Force 1 attacked at group of LTTE terrorists and intercepted terror transmission confirmed that 7 terrorists were killed in general area Kariyalaimoddai. Three bodies of slain LTTE cadres were found along with 3 T-56 weapons in a subsequent search operation conducted in the area. Two army soldiers also received injuries during this confrontation. Meanwhile, an army soldier has sacrificed his life while engaged in a confrontation and 4 other injured exploding terror an Anti-personnel mine in general area Ponavillu.

In the Welioya front, a series of clashes reported from north of Janakapura and Andankulam area during the day hours yesterday. 7 terrorists were killed, 10 injured and 5 more reportedly either killed or wounded, the report added. 3 army soldiers also received injuries during these confrontations.

Separately, troops engaged in mine clearing operations in recently liberated area have unearthed 26 Anti-Personnel (AP) mines and 3 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from north of Janakapura area while 28 more AP mines from Andankulam area, the report added.

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LTTE weapons and other war-like items found in a search operation conducted following a intense fighting in Welioya front yesterday, 10 August .

 

Related News:

Troops continue advances despite heavy resistance: 7 LTTE bodies recovered - Welioya [Updated]

LTTE receives heavy beating at Kilali defences: 15 terrorists killed, many injured [Updated]

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