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Two SLN Dvora vessels damaged in sea clash - LTTE

[TamilNet, Friday, 20 October 2006, 14:09 GMT]
Liberation Tigers officials in Kilinochchi said Sea Tigers retaliated a Sri Lanka Navy flotilla that launched an attack on Tiger vessels in the seas off Tiger territory in Nagarkovil. Sea Tigers chased the SLN flotilla towards Kudathanai in North. Two Dvora Fast Attack Crafts were damaged in the confrontation, they said.

Fishermen in Point Pedro said the SLN personnel withdrew and landed in Point Pedro following heavy clashes in the seas.

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) helicopters and Sri Lanka Navy vessels resumed attack on the Sea Tiger flotilla that was returning to Mullaithivu.

Sri Lankan military officials in Colombo claimed that they had sunk 3 LTTE boats and killed 20 Sea Tigers.

LTTE officials, refusing the SLN claims, said there were no casualties on their side.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Army in Varany in Thenmaradchi, began firing artillery shells towards LTTE controlled area.

 

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