11:57 AM

10 terrorists killed-Mannar

Security forces consolidating defences in the recently liberated Parappakandal area, this morning (January 05) engaged in heavy counter attacks at an LTTE offensive ahead of the established Parappakandal defences.

According to latest reports, ten terrorists were killed during the confrontation, at around 9a.m. Meanwhile, security forces have recovered three LTTE bodies, 02x T-56 assault riffles and over 200 anti-personnel (AP) mines.LTTE offensive elements were driven further into non-liberated areas, following stiff resistance attacks by security forces. According to security forces, intercepted enemy communication has revealed that many terrorists were injured during the clashes.

Meantime, at least ten terrorists were killed during separate clashes erupted at general area Adampan, Mannar since today morning, security source said. Troops destroyed two LTTE bunkers killing eight terrorists during a pre-emptive strike ahead of the Adampan defences.