SLA says uncovers large weapon haul in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 01 August 2007, 00:01 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) stationed in Batticaloa said they recovered a large cache of weapons buried hidden by the Liberation Tigers in two separate jungle locations in recently captured areas. The weapons were discovered in Naarakamoolai, Kudumpimalai and in Thikiliveddai during a search operation carried out Monday morning, according to SLA.

125 T-56 rifles, 2000 rounds of ammunition, 1150 motor shells, 26 Claymores, 10 RPGs, 4 shells, and 200 kilogram of explosives including 36-C type explosives were dug from a ground pit in the jungles in Naarakamoolai, the SLA said.

In Thikiliveddai, 24 Claymores, 61 mines, 3 pressure mines, 250 detonators and 25 kilograms of C-4 type explosives were found.


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