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LTTE Claymores &;amp; Explosives Continue to Emerge

NORTH & EAST: ARMY troops conducting their searches deep into PALLAIKUDDIYIRUPPU, VISHVAMADU, PUTHUMATTALAN and PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU areas found more and more LTTE arms and ammunition during Sunday (7).

Finds included one T-56 weapon, fifteen T -56 magazines, one hundred and twenty rounds of ammunition, two micro pistols with one magazine, four rounds of micro pistol ammunition, three Global Positioning Systems (GPS), three Silva compasses, one night vision, eighty hand grenades, sixteen Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), three RPG chargers, one 12.22 rifle, one repeater shotgun, one ordinary shotgun, one 9 mm pistol, two hundred and fifty-five rounds of 9 mm ammunition and three Out Board Motors (OBM).

Meanwhile, the VAVUNIYA Police on a tip-off, conducted a search in SENNATIVILAM jungle area and uncovered eight claymore mines, four claymore stands, five micro pistols, two hundred and thirty-one rounds of micro pistol ammunition, twoT-56 weapons, four magazines, two hundred and ten rounds of T-56 ammunition, three hand grenades, twenty-four feet long detonator code, one suicide kit, two boxes of 9 volts batteries and a barrel containing chemicals during the same day (7). 

One suspect was also taken into custody. Further investigations are being carried out by the VAVUNIYA Police.

In the meantime, troops operating in the EAST recovered two T-56 weapons, five magazines, one hundred and sixty-one rounds of T-56 ammunition, four detonators and one one-foot long detonator code during search operations in KIRAN and ARAPATTAI in BATTICALOA on Sunday (6).