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36 LTTE rebels, two gov''t troopers killed in clashes in S.Lanka

NEW DELHI, Feb 5 (KUNA) -- At least 36 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres and two government soldiers have been killed in fresh clashes in Sri Lanka's northern region.
As many as 12 LTTE rebels were killed in three separate clashes yesterday in Andankulam area in Northeastern Welioya region, news agency Press Trust of India reported quoting Sri Lanka;s Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) Tuesday.
Three LTTE rebels were killed in Wedamalai in Vavuniya, the MCNS said.
While, two LTTE men were killed in Navatkulam in Vavuniya, two rebels were gunned down in Sirikulam and Adampan areas of North-western Mannar yesterday, the news agency said today.
In Monarawewa, three LTTE rebels were killed by the Sri Lankan security forces yesterday. While one rebel was killed in Vedamakilam in Vavuniya, another was killed in Ethawetunuwewa in North East Welioya on Monday, the Defence Ministry said.
Two rebels were killed at Muhamale in Jaffna peninsula yesterday, the news agency said. Three LTTE cadres were killed in Wedamalai in Vavuniya in two incidents, yesterday, MCNS said today.
While one rebel was killed in Pandirichani, two army personnel and a rebel were killed in a separate clash in Periyapandirichan area yesterday.
In Manthottam area in Mannar, two LTTE cadres were killed. In a separate incident, troopers killed a LTTE cadre in Monarewela in Welioya. One rebel each was also gunned down in Athawattunuwewa and Vedamakilam, the news agency said. (end) dr.ajs KUNA 052154 Feb 08NNNN