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30 LTTE men, one gov''t trooper killed in fresh clashes N. Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI, Feb 7 (KUNA) -- At least 30 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and a government trooper have been killed in fresh clashes in Sri Lanka's Northern region.
As many as five rebels were killed and 10 others injured in separate attacks in Nagarkovil and Muhamalai areas of Jaffna. One government soldier was also gunned down, news agency Press Trust of India reported Thursday, quoting a Sri Lankan Defence Ministry official.
Two LTTE cadres were killed at Navathkulam in Vavuniya, the official said.
Two LTTE cadres were gunned down in Kokkuthuduwai in northeastern Welioya yesterday, he added.
In another confrontation in Welioya, one rebel was kiled and another injured yesterday, Sri Lankas Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) said today in Colombo.
One more LTTE cadre was killed in Andankulam area of Welioya while two others injured yesterday, MCNS said.
In Vavuniya, at least eight LTTE rebels were killed in separate clashes in Periyapandivirichchan area yesterday, the Defence Ministry official said.
In subsequent clashes in the same area, seven more LTTE cadres were killed by security forces yesterday, the news agency said.
One LTTE rebel was shot dead in Vilayathikulam area of Vavuniya yesterday, the MCNS said, adding another rebel was killed at Parappakandal in northwestern Mannar yesterday.
Two rebels were killed in Siripuram in Mannar yesterday, the MCNS said. (end) dr.bs KUNA 072212 Feb 08NNNN