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Lankan Navy foils Sea Tiger attack, kills 25 rebels

Sri Lankan navy thwarted a Sea Tiger attack by destroying six LTTE vessels which approached the coastal area of the no-fire zone off Mullaittivu coast and killed 25 rebels.

world Updated: Apr 29, 2009 12:31 IST

Sri Lankan navy on Wednesday thwarted a Sea Tiger attack by destroying six LTTE vessels which approached the coastal area of the no-fire zone off Mullaittivu coast and killed 25 rebels.

The Sri Lanka navy thwarted an LTTE attack on ground troops in the seas off Mullaittivu early on Wednesday morning," the Naval officials said.

A flotilla of six small vessels, including four suicide boats, attacked the troops in Vallaimullivaikal area in the no-fire zone, officials said.

The naval troops retaliated and destroyed all the six boats, they said, adding at least 25 Sea Tigers were killed in the operation.

On Monday, Sri Lankan Navy had destroyed a LTTE boat and killed four rebels in the same region.

Sri Lankan army on Tuesday breached two Tigers defensive fortifications in the no-fire zone and killed nine rebels.