15 Tamil rebels killed

May 29th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by admin  

Colombo, May 29 (Xinhua) At least 15 Tamil tiger rebels were killed early Thursday in a an operation by the security forces in Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna peninsula, the navy said in a statement. In a joint operation, the army and navy have thwarted a pre-dawn infiltration attempt by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) near the Chirathivu islet, the statement said.

Three boats of the LTTE were destroyed in the clash.

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