SLN, Sea Tigers clash in Mannar

[TamilNet, Thursday, 26 April 2001, 03:15 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Navy sailor was killed and two were wounded in a clash with the Sea Tigers in the sea off Pallimunai, a suburb of Mannar town around 7.20 a.m. Thursday morning. Police sources in the town said that Sea Tiger craft attacked an SLN patrol in the Pallimunai sea that attempted to intercept a group of Liberation Tigers who were headed towards the Mannar town. The wounded SLN personnel were brought to the Mannar base hospital.

The Mannar town was rocked by gunfire and shelling which began around 11.45 p.m. Wednesday night. The reason for the firing was not immediately clear sources said. The firing and shelling continued through the early hours of the morning, they said.

 

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