LTTE communication facility bombedApril 15th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan
Colombo, April 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka Tuesday claimed its warplanes bombed a communication facility of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the rebel-heartland of Mullaitivu in the north.
“Supersonic fighter jets bombed an LTTE covert communication facility located at Panikkankulam in general area south of Kokavil in Mullaitivu at 12.30 p.m.,” the defence ministry said.
The ministry said although the targeted LTTE communication facility was previously destroyed in an air strike launched in November last year, “it had been used as a relaying centre for establishing communication among the LTTE bases and cadres”.
“Pilots confirmed that the target was hit accurately,” said Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Andrew Wijesuriya.
In a separate report, the ministry said fresh gun battles Monday between government troops and the rebels in the northern Wanni region left at least five LTTE cadres dead and 20 wounded.