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18 LTTE rebels killed in Northern Sri Lanka clashes

NEW DELHI, May 28 (KUNA) -- At least 18 rebels of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been killed in clashes in Northern Sri Lanka.
Four LTTE cadres were killed in Nedunkandal and Adampan Wednesday, Sri Lankan Defence Ministry said in a statement at Colombo.
While two LTTE cadres were killed in Alankulam in Mannar yesterday, another rebel was gunned down in Vediyamurippu in the region. Two rebels were killed in Minakkadu in Mannar yesterday, Sri Lanka's Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) said today. A rebel was killed in Karankuddi in Mannar and three more were gunned down in Palliyankattukulam area in North-eastern Welioya yesterday, the MCNS said. Four LTTE cadres were killed at Andankulam in Welioya, the MCNS said. Another LTTE cadre was gunned down in Muhamalai in Jaffna peninsula yesterday. (end) dr.tg KUNA 290000 May 08NNNN