The LTTE is continuing its attempts to provoke the forces. On Saturday (7) in Jaffna, one of a group of four soldiers on patrol duty was attacked with a pole by an LTTE cadre who was amongst a group which had been following the soldiers, an Army spokesman said.
The rest of the group had also attempted to assault the fallen soldier but another soldier had fired into the air causing the to drop their poles and beat a hasty retreat.
The soldiers who received the blow to his head was admitted to the Jaffna hospital but was out of danger.
The SLMM has been informed of the incident. It is also reported that the LTTE was using public address systems to urge the youth of the Pootipathy and Nagarkovil, areas to join them.