Eight Tigers killed - STF

[TamilNet, Friday, 05 March 1999, 10:45 GMT]
Special Task Force (STF) commandos of the Sri Lankan Police said eight Tigers were killed in a fire fight at Sinnawaththai, about 40 km. south west of Batticaloa, near the district border with Ampara, this morning.

Four STF personnel, including an inspector and two Sri Lankan Army (SLA) soldiers were also wounded in the incident.

The STF said that they have recovered the bodies of the Tigers.

The STF and SLA personnel were part of a contingent that was providing security to Sinhala settlers in this Gal Oya irrigation scheme colony.


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