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Sri Lankan army kill 24 LTTE militants

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Dec 6, IRNA
Sri Lanka-LTTE-Army Attacks
At least 24 LTTE militants were killed in a spate of attacks by the Sri Lankan army in the island nation's embattled north, the army said today.

In a pre-emptive attack launched by the security forces today, one LTTE bunker was destroyed, killing four Tamil Tiger rebels in north of Uilankulam in Mannar, PTI reported here quoting Sri Lankan army sources.

Separately, two LTTE militants were killed this morning when the security forces ambushed their movement at Oliwattathivu in Mannar, the army said.

Three militants were killed when security forces confronted an LTTE gathering at south of Adampan in Mannar yesterday, it said.

According to the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS), security forces personnel ambushed an LTTE cadre movement killing four LTTE militants at Navathkulama in Vavuniya this morning.

In another incident, three rebels were killed while another four LTTE cadres were either shot dead or wounded in a confrontation that erupted in the Vavuniya area yesterday, it said.

Meanwhile, in a pre-emptive attack targeting an LTTE hide out located at Vaiyattankulam in Vavuniya last morning, at least three tiger rebels were killed, the army said.

Five Tamil Tiger rebels were killed and three injured in a confrontation with troops at Muhamail south and Nagarkovil in northern Jaffna yesterday, the MCNS said.

Meanwhile, the LTTE today said it would hand over bodies of Sri Lankan soldiers killed in clashes in Kurissidakulam in north-western Mannar yesterday, the rebels website Tamilnet said, adding the outfit did not provide any further information.

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