Tamil Tigers’ aircraft attacks Sri Lankan naval base

August 27th, 2008 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Aug 26 (IANS) A light aircraft of the Tamil Tiger rebels carried out an air raid Tuesday night and dropped at least two bombs targeting a key naval base in Sri Lanka’s eastern port city of Trincomalee, defence sources here said.”LTTE terrorist have carried out an abortive air raid attempt at the naval base of Trincomalee a short while ago. According to the available information, the terror aircraft have dropped two improvised bombs and fled the area,” the defence ministry said in a report around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

It has not divulged any other detail about the night air raid.

People in the area heard at least two huge blasts Tuesday night followed by firing by security force personnel from various points.

This is the first air attack by the LTTE air wing in 16 months, amid fierce fighting in the northern Wanni region between the advancing government troops and the rebels.

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