Fire fight in Valaichenai

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 01 April 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Four SLA soldiers were wounded in a fire fight with the Liberation Tigers last night in Valaichenai,32 kilometers north of Batticaloa. One soldier's condition is serious said the Sri Lankan Police in Valaichenai this morning.

The fighting had erupted when a group of Liberation Tigers taking supplies to the area across the Valaichenai lagoon which is not under government control walked into an ambush set by the SLA from the Peythalai camp near Valaichenai town.

Police sources in Valaichenai said that there were indications that the LTTE had sustained casualties. But they were unaware of the details.

The army recovered part of the supplies left behind by the LTTE group following the fire fight.

 

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