20 SLA killed, 32 wounded, 3 bodies recovered in Thu'nukkaay - LTTE

[TamilNet, Saturday, 30 August 2008, 16:34 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) confronted Sri Lanka Army (SLA) that attempted to advance towards Aalangku'lam in Thu'nukkaay division of Mullaiththeevu district from 9:40 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Saturday. LTTE fighters have seized 7 T-56 automatic rifles and recovered 3 dead bodies of SLA soldiers after heavy fighting. The Tigers claimed that at least 20 SLA soldiers were killed and more than 32 wounded in the clashes. Heavy fighting ensued also in Vannearikku'lam where the SLA sustained casualties.

The attempt to advance through several fronts towards Aalangku'lam was repulsed after stiff resistance, the Tigers said.

Several ammunitions were also seized by the Tigers.

Details of the confrontation in Vannearikku'lam was not available.

The LTTE officials didn't provide casualty details on their side.

Meanwhile, heavy shelling by the SLA was reported in Akkaraayan, Vannearikku'lam, Aanaivizhunthaan and Skanthapuram villages on Saturday.


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