57 Division gets closer to Kokavil, Task Force 2 heads towards Mankulam
The military said troops operating in Kilinochchi and North of Vavuniya are getting closer to the A9 Road from the West.
According to the Defence Ministry troops of the 57 Division were getting closer to Kokavil and troops of Task Force 2 are heading towards Mankulam. The Ministry said troops attacked two LTTE bunkers situated in the west of Akkarayankulam on Wednesday afternoon and confirmed both bunkers were destroyed. Meanwhile, troops of the Army Task Force 1, operating in the western half of the Kilinochchi front confronted a group of LTTE cadres in the Nachchikudha area on Wednesday. At least three soldiers were injured in the confrontation.
In the Vannerikkulam area, troops confronted a group of LTTE cadres killing 4 Tigers and injuring at least 6 others. Troops also attacked and captured an LTTE bunker located elsewhere, the Defence Ministry said. The Defence Ministry said intercepted LTTE radio transmission revealed three cadres were killed in the incident. Troops found a T-56 rifle along with 300 ammo and a radio communication set. Meanwhile, snipers deployed in the Vannerikkulam forward area confirmed shooting down one LTTE cadre also on Wednesday.
Meanwhile troops of Task Force 2 operating in the Vavuniya front had three separate confrontations with the LTTE in the Palamoddai area during the day and claimed 6 LTTE cadres were killed.
Troops also found one T-56 weapon with 65 rounds, 3 RPG bombs, 3 hand grenades and one pouch following one of the confrontations.
Meanwhile, troops of the 56 Division maintaining active defence on the either side of the A-9 Road in Omanthai and attacked an LTTE bunker located in the Navatkulam area on Wednesday. Troops confirmed one LTTE cadre was killed and a bunker partially destroyed.
Troops of the 59 Division operating in the Mullaittivu front confronted the LTTE in the Andankulama forest reserve and claimed 5 cadres were killed, 8 others wounded and 17 more were either killed or wounded. Also 4 soldiers suffered injuries during these incidents, the Defence Ministry said.