26th April 2019 20:17:20 Hours
A combined team of the Security Forces including the Army came under fire when they were proceeding to search a suspicious place in the general area of Nintavur - Kalmunai, close to the Jumma Mosque this evening (26) at about 7.00 pm.
According to the Military Spokesman, Brigadier Sumith Atapattu when the combined group of Army, STF and Police personnel were proceeding in search of a location, said to be producing suicide bomb kits and explosives, a group of hiding 5 - 6 terrorists had begun firing at them.
At the time this report was filed, the shoot-out was still underway and more details are still forthcoming.
Meanwhile, another search operation carried out this evening (26) in Samanthurai area, Army troops recovered ISIS flags, literature and some other objects from a place, said to be the terrorist organization’s place for oath-taking.