5 Naval personnel injured

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 15 April 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Five Special Boat Squadron (SBS) commandos in the Kilaly Navy camp were wounded in a mortar attack by the Liberation Tigers last night around 9.15 p.m. said SLA sources in Chavakachcheri. They said that the Tigers came in water jet craft (captured from the SLN in 1993) across the Kilaly lagoon.

The SLN retaliated with heavy mortar fire towards the Kilaly area. Casualties on the LTTE side are not known.

This is the third attack by the LTTE on the Kilaly SBS base in Kilaly this year.

The earlier attacks, according to the Liberation Tigers, had been carried out by their Leopard commando unit.

 

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