NEW DELHI, June 17 (KUNA) -- At least 16 rebels of the Liberation Tigers of
Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and one government trooper have been killed in clashes in
Northern Sri Lanka.
While two LTTE rebels were killed in Palampiddy in Vavuniya, one LTTE cadre
was killed in Kovithunchukulam in the same region yesterday.
Two LTTE men were killed in north-east Welioya yesterday, Sri Lankan
Defence Ministry said in a statement at Colombo Tuesday.
One rebel was also killed in Janakapura in Welioya yesterday, the Ministry
In a separate incident, two more rebels were killed in Janakapura and north
of Kiriibanwewa in Welioya yesterday, the Ministry statement said.
Two rebels were also killed in Jaffna yesterday. One soldier was killed in
As many as six LTTE rebels were killed in Paripakkandal in north-eastern
Mannar yesterday, Sri Lanka's Media Centre for National Security said today.
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