SLA patrol attacked in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 February 1999, 03:46 GMT]
Fighting erupted between the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) and the Liberation Tigers yesterday at Kerniyadi in Erlaalai in Jaffna yesterday around 1 p.m. said sources in the north. The Liberation Tigers had attacked a group of soldiers on patrol in the area. Five SLA troops might have been killed in the confrontation according to unconfirmed reports.

The army cordoned off and searched the area soon after the fighting subsided said sources.

The attackers had withdrawn by that time, they said. No one was arrested.

 

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