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7 Lankan soldiers killed in LTTE attack

October 16, 2007 11:22 IST

Tamil Tigers rebels mounted an assault on an army post in Panama in the south-east Sri Lanka [Images], killing six soldiers and wounding one, military sources said.

"One of the military outposts at Thalgasmankada, located about 50 km south of Pottuvil, guarding the Yala national park came under the LTTE attack on Monday night. Six soldiers were killed and one more wounded," military spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara told UNI over phone, adding that the military had repulsed the rebel attack.

Meanwhile, a military tractor heading towards the attack spot to transport the bodies fell victim to a pressure mine blast on Tuesday morning, killing one soldier and wounding three more, Brig Nanayakkara said.