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Published on - 1/4/2008

LTTE Mortar Attack Injures Four Civilians Including Two Children

VAVUNIYA, MANNAR & BATTICALOA: FURIOUS LTTE terrorists after losing many of their cadres to the Army in WANNI confrontations past several days, Thursday (3) ran amok in MANNAR an attack on innocent villagers in ILLANDAMODDAI with mortars and injured four of them around 11.25a.m.

Troops retaliated the LTTE mortar fire launched by terrorists in un-cleared areas in MANNAR and repulsed the attack while rushing the injured civilians to MANNAR hospital immediately for medical treatments.

The injured have been identified as N. JANARTHANA (07), PAUL ANTONY (13), N. JESUMALAR (44) and REGINAMMA (50).

The village is inhabited mostly by Tamils, a daily Tamil Newspaper quoting troops says.

Meanwhile, troops observed a desperate infiltration attempt of Tiger terrorists into the Security Forces held areas west of PALAMODDAI, VAVUNIYA Thursday (3) and launched counter fire killing at least four terrorists during day time.

Troops in PARAPPAKANDAL, MANNAR the same day (3) recovered one hundred and twenty (120) anti personnel mines from the area around 5.00 p.m..

In the meantime, troops in WELIKANDA, BATTICALOA recovered one T-56 weapon and a magazine from an abandoned area in RANSARATHANNA Thursday (3) at about 11.00 a.m..