NEW DELHI, Feb 12 (KUNA) -- At least 64 people were killed in fresh clashes
in the battle fatigued northern region of Sri Lanka.
Six government soldiers were killed and several injured when Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels attacked the Thallady military base in
Mannar Tuesday, news agency Press Trust of India reported quoting a Sri Lankan
In a separate incident, two LTTE cadres were killed in Alakallakottakulam
in Vavuniya today, the officer said.
Four LTTE cadres were gunned down by security forces in Sripurama and
Nedunkandal areas of Mannar yesterday. In another clash, seven rebels were
killed in Kokkuduthuduvai in northeastern Welioya yesterday while 13 LTTE
cadres were killed and 21 injured in Anandakulam, the news agency said.
Ten soldiers also lost their lives during confrontations in Welioya
yesterday, the officer said.
Eight rebels were killed in Udayankulam while five other rebels were gunned
down in Mullikulam area of Vavuniya. Four more rebels were killed in
Five rebels were killed at Periyapantrivirichchan in Vavuniya yesterday,
Sri Lanka's Media Centre for National Security said today. (end)
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