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25 killed in army, LTTE clashes

world Updated: May 03, 2008 20:36 IST

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At least 22 LTTE cadres and three soldiers were killed in fierce clashes in Sri Lanka's embattled north, officials said on Saturday.

Army recovered six bodies of LTTE cadres in Chettiyarkattaiadampan in Mannar after a clash on Saturday, they said.

Meanwhile, reports reaching from Mannar front said, four LTTE fighters were killed and six others received injuries in a confrontation that erupted in north of Adampan in the early hours of Saturday, the defence ministry said.

An army soldier was also killed and four others injured during the clash, defence sources said.

Meanwhile, one soldier was killed in Halambewa in North-east Welioya in a confrontation with the tiger rebels on Friday, they said.

While a tiger rebel was killed in kokkuthuduwai in Welioya on Friday, as many as five LTTE cadres were gunned down by the soldiers in Vediyamurippu in Mannar on the same day, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) said.

One soldier lost his life in an attack in Vediyamurripuru on Friday, the MCNS said adding three rebels were gunned in the area later in the day in another confrontation.

Separately, the security forces killed a tiger rebel in Mulikattidal in Mannar on Friday, it said, adding another rebel was gunned down later in the day in a separate clash.

In another incident, troops shot dead a tiger fighter in Janakapura in Welioya on Friday, the army said.