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28 LTTE rebels, five troopers killed in fresh clashes in Northern Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI, May 15 (KUNA) -- At least 28 rebels of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and five government soldiers have been killed in fresh clashes in Northern Sri Lanka.
As many as five female LTTE cadres and one trooper were killed at Periyamadhu area in Vavuniya yesterday, Sri Lankan Defence Ministry said in a statement at Colombo Thursday. In another incident, four LTTE rebels and one soldier were killed in Periyamadhu area, Sri Lanka's Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) said today. Six LTTE cadres were killed at Palamodai in Vavuniya-Mannar border last evening, the Defence Ministry said. One LTTE rebel was gunned down in the Palampiddi area in Mannar this morning. One soldier was killed in Muhamalai in Jaffna peninsula yesterday, the MCNS said. Another soldier lost was gunned down at Kilaly in Jaffna yesterday, the Defence Ministry said. Three rebels were killed in the Vavuniya front in Wanni yesterday. In Mannar, a LTTE rebel was gunned down. Four rebels and one soldier were killed in Janakapura in North-east Welioya yesterday, the MCNS said. Four LTTE rebels were killed in two separate incidents at Alankulam in Mannar, MCNS said. (end) dr.tg KUNA 152223 May 08NNNN