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22 LTTE rebels, seven security personnel killed in embattled N Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI, June 9 (KUNA) -- At least 22 rebels of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and seven security personnel have been killed in fresh clashes in Sri Lanka's Northern region.
At least 17 LTTE cadres and seven security personnel were killed in Athawetunuwewa North in North-eastern Welioya yesterday, Sri Lanka's Media Centre for National Security said Monday at Colombo.
At least two LTTE cadres were killed in Periyamadu in Vavuniya yesterday, Sri Lankan Defence Ministry said today in a statement in Colombo.
Three more rebels were killed in clashes in general area of Periyamadu yesterday, the Ministry said. (end) dr.bs KUNA 092252 Jun 08NNNN