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Sunday, 24 February 2008

47 Tamil Tigers killed in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan military says 47 Tamil Tigers and two soldiers, and two civilians were killed in the strife torn northern and eastern parts of the island nation since on Saterday. A spokesman at the Media Centre for National Security told AIR that 43 cadres of the Tamil outfit were gunned down during separate confrontations in Jaffna, Vavuniya and Mannar districts. Four others were killed in Weli-Oya sector, he added.

Mullikulam, Perakamam. Parappakandal, Adampan, and Muhamalai were the main war zones during the past two days. Two soldiers were killed during a confrontation in Mullikulam in Vavuniya. 15 soldiers were injured during separate confrontations, military sources added.
Two members of a newly formed political party 'Tamil Makkal Vithulai Pulikal' - TMVP) were killed in the eastern district of Batticaloa as suicide bomber rammed on the two wheeler on which they were traveling.
Meanwhile Sri Lankan air force, for the fourth consecutive day, carried out air strikes on LTTE positions on Sunday. Air force spokesman disclosed that camp of an LTTE 'area leader' at north of Giant Tank at Parappukkadantan in Mannar district was destroyed in an aerial bombing on Sunday.