Eleven killed as camp overrun

[TamilNet, Sunday, 03 May 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Ten policemen and one soldier were killed when the Thoppur Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police camp, 40 km south of Trincomalee, on the Muthur-Thoppur road, was overrun by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) around 5:30 p.m. today, said sources in Trincomalee.

Eight policemen and one soldier were also wounded in the attack which lasted about one hour.

The LTTE attacked the camp with RPGs and mortars and took away with them weapons from the overrun camp, including T-56 assault rifles, ammunition and explosives.

SLA sources claimed that more than 100 members of the LTTE participated in the attack and that many were believed wounded. But the SLA did not mention the specific number of the LTTE's injured.

There is no independent confirmations of the number of wounded in the LTTE. The Voice of Tigers did not mention the attack in its night broadcast.

The Thoppur camp had also been attacked in March this year.

 

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