Heavy fighting in Mannar
Heavy fighting erupted between government troops and LTTE cadres in the Parappakandal area in Mannar, yesterday morning with the military claiming that at least ten Tigers were killed while four soldiers were injured.
The fighting began when LTTE cadres attempted to push back troops who have taken control of several areas in Parappakandal but the troops held their ground, the Media Centre for National Security said. But other reports from Mannar said the LTTE had claimed it killed ten soldiers when the troops attempted to advance into the Wanni. Residents in the area said that from early yesterday there were sounds of artillery fire which continued till afternoon.