Situation Report on 10th January 2007
Tigers Continue Firing Artillery and Mortars at Villages -
Trincomalee at on 10 Jan
Yesterday night (09) and today morning (10) the LTTE
fired artillery and mortars at Mahindapura and Thanganagar.
As a result of the Tigers firing of Artillery, two
houses of the Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) were completely
destroyed at Thanganagar.
Troops Repulse Tiger Attack and Recover Weapons - Batticaloa at 2:00
Hours on 10 Jan
In the wee hours of Wednesday (10) morning around 2.00
a.m., troops successfully repulsed a group of Tiger terrorists when
preparing to attack them at Sandaveli.
In a search operation which followed, three T 56
assault rifles and two Claymore mines, one hand grenade, 95 rounds of T
56 live ammunition, six pairs of slippers, electronic detonators and 100
meters of wire were recovered by troops.
Meanwhile, Tigers continue to fire artillery and
mortars at the Security Forces from across the lagoon.
Troops have retaliated.
Two terrorists killed at Mahakachchikudi in Vavuniya - on 10th Jan
2007 at 10.15 a.m.
Vigilant home guards noted the movement of several
terrorists at Mahakachchikudi, North of Vavuniya-Horowpothana road today
(09) around 10.15 a.m.
The Home guards along with the army attacked the
terrorists forcing them to flee.
On a subsequent search operation dead bodies of two
terrorists and two weapons were recovered.
No casualties have been reported among the soldiers
and home guards.
Army Recovers 5 kg Claymore Mine - Jaffna, at 16:00 Hours on 10 Jan
On information received from a civilian, troops
recovered a 5 kg claymore mine along the Kokuvil road between Jaffna and
Kankasanthurai around 4. 00 p.m. today (10). The claymore mine was set
up to be detonated by a remote control device.
The claymore mine was subsequently defused by the Army
bomb disposal team.