28 terrorists killed and 9 wounded in clashes (Sri Lanka)
Military reports indicated that at least 28 terrorists were killed and 9 wounded in confrontations with security forces yesterday (18) at the Wanni and Northern defence lines.
According to reports, 3 soldiers have laid their lives while 16 others were reported wounded.
In the Jaffna front, a soldier was injured due to an anti-personnel mine explosion at Muhamalai around 10.10p.m., and evacuated to military base hospital at Palaly.
Meanwhile, a terrorist was sniped and killed by security forces ahead of Nagarkovil defences, at 4.40p.m., security sources said.
In the Vavuniya front, 5 soldiers received injuries due to a pressure mine explosion while travelling on a unicorn vehicle along the Mahakachchakodiya- Pirappanmadu road, at 6.20p.m., according to sources. Another soldier was also reported wounded when an LTTE laid IED exploded at general area Kannadi, at around 7.50a.m.
Meanwhile, a terrorist was reported killed in a sniper attack at Kannadi, security sources said. Two other terrorists were killed during a SLA ambush at Sinnapantrichurichchan, at 10.15a.m., according to reports.
Troops attacked a group of terrorists in general area Mullukulam and confirmed 6 terrorists were killed, at 5.45p.m., security sources said. Five terrorists were also killed and a soldier wounded during clashes with LTTE at Kallikulama, at 6p.m.
Earlier, at Periyapantirchurichchan troops overran an LTTE bunker defence, recovered 1 hand grenade and a T-56 assault riffle magazine, at 2.50p.m.
In the Mannar front, a terrorist was reported killed in a SLA sniper attack ahead of LTTE defences at Adampan, yesterday at 12.10p.m.
In the Welioya front, troops continued to advance into LTTE defences killing at least 10 terrorists at general area Andankulama, security sources said. Nine other terrorists were believed killed or seriously wounded in separate clashes at Andankulama, according to sources. According to reports 3 soldiers have laid their lives while 7 others were wounded in clashes at Andankulama defences.
At Kokkuthuduwal two terrorists were reported killed and a soldier injured during intermittent clashes between troops and LTTE, security sources said.
Von: www.defence.lk, 22.02.2008