Sri Lankan Navy elites have thwarted a pre-dawn LTTE offensive bid, destroying 4 LTTE suicide boats while sinking two other attack craft in the seas off Mullaittivu, today (Apr 29).
According to defence sources, LTTE terrorists have launched the initial attack with 2 craft targeting ground troops. Identifying the LTTE attempt to disrupt the ground advances, Navy's fast attack craft (FACs) have engaged rapid gunfire sinking an LTTE attack vessel.
4 more suicide craft launched by sea tigers were also destroyed following a fierce gun battle that ensued from 4.30a.m., till 6a.m., the sources said. Navy special boat squadron (SBS) and rapid action boat squadron (RABS) elites were also deployed, navy sources said.
Meanwhile, during subsequent search operations conducted navy personnel have found a body of a sea tiger killed during the confrontation.
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