SLA, LTTE clash at Vavuniya FDL

[TamilNet, Monday, 04 December 2006, 15:04 GMT]
Liberation Tigers clashed with Sri Lanka Army troopers who attempted to move beyond the no-go zone towards Puliyankulam at Omanthai Forward Defence Line in Vavuniya district around 2:00 p.m. Monday. The SLA troopers withdrew after facing resistance from the Tigers, according to LTTE's Military Spokesman Irasiah Ilanthirayan. Meanwhile, medical sources in Kilinochchi said an ambulance with 7 patients needing advanced treatment at Vavuniya hospital could not proceed to Vavuniya as the Omanthai exit point remained closed following the clash. Artillery and mortar fire was also reported in Northern Front FDL in Muhamalai since Sunday evening.

Five children, including a 6 month-old baby and a 18-months-old baby girl, were among the seven patients in the ambulance, medical sources added.

Artillery and mortar fire was reported when the SLA troopers clashed with the Tigers.

 

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