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Sri Lankan Air Force launches airstrikes on Tiger positions

A military spokesman said that the Tiger rebels first started firing mortars toward government troops in the northern Jaffna peninsula.

india Updated: Oct 04, 2006 15:10 IST

Sri Lanka's Air Force on Wednesday pounded Tamil Tiger rebel positions in the country's north, military said.

"We took three airstrikes, this morning, to destroy their (Tamil rebels) mortar positions," said military spokesman Brig Prasad Samarasinghe.

He said insurgents were firing mortars toward government troops in the northern Jaffna peninsula and that airstrikes were required to neutralise those attacks.