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.
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