11 terrorists were killed, 21 reported wounded as intense fighting sparked out between troops and LTTE at Akkarayankulama, in the outskirts of Kilinochchi, since this morning (Oct 4).
Troops of the 57 Division, confronted elements of LTTE head-on during their forward push into the main garrison township Kilinochchi, also assisted with close-in air support from the SLAF jets and helicopters. Today, helicopter gunships continued air assaults at an LTTE bunker line, located 3.5km Northeast of the Akkaryankulama tank bund, at around 9.15a.m., according to Air Force sources.
The 4th Sinha Regiment infantrymen have now marched and positioned 2Km within the Southern perimeters of the Kilinochchi town, forcing a probable defeat to LTTE, worst since the loss of Mallavi and Thunukkkai.
Meanwhile, Army continued neutralizing identified LTTE fortifications, gathering points, and artillery and mortar launching pads with multi-pronged heavy gun attacks. According to military reports, 10 terrorists were killed and 21 injured in the attacks at LTTE, Northeast of Akkarayankulama, Saturday at 10a.m.
In addition, another terrorist was reported killed sniped by military in general area East of Akkaryankulama, at 7.45a.m.
Kilinochchi built-up area is considered to be one of the longest townships in the island that runs for about 6.5 km down the A-9 road. Also, the area stretched for about 7 km across the A-9 road from the East to West.
English news bulletin of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (Channel Eye)