Colombo, Sri Lanka : Scattered gun battles and a roadside bomb blast in Sri Lanka’s embattled north killed 11 Tamil Tiger rebels and three government soldiers, the military said Saturday.
Sporadic fighting in northern Mannar district killed 10 rebels and two soldiers on Friday. Fifteen insurgents and Four troops were also wounded, said a defense ministry Official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of government regulations.
Tamil guerrillas triggered a bomb targeting an army truck in northeastern Welioya region Friday night, killing one soldier. Separately, a gunbattle along the front lines in Welioya killed one Tamil rebel and wounded 13 others, four of them soldiers, he said.
Rebel spokesman Rasiah Ilanthirayan was not immediately available for comment Saturday, the Associated Press reported.