Jets, launched from Katunayake SLAF base, yesterday morning attacked a heavily fortified LTTE base east of Kilinochchi, a senior official said. According to him, several senior intelligence wing cadres were in the targeted base at the time of the air assault. Quoting intelligence services, he speculated that jets targeted a meeting of the LTTE intelligence.
About 30 minutes earlier, jets attacked an identified LTTE target near Puthukudirippu. On Tuesday night, jets bombed targets near the Iranamadu runaway causing sizeable damages. The SLAF recently acquired what a senior official termed a night strike capability.