LTTE launch air strike in Sri Lanka

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Colombo, Apr 27: The banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) two light aircrafts have dropped three bombs on the Sri Lankan military positions in Weli-Oya, 280 km northeast of Colombo, early this morning, military sources said. "The attack did not injure anybody and nothing was damaged. The LTTE planes have returned safely to their hideouts in the Wanni after the incident," military spokesman, Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said.

The LTTE has carried out five air raids against Sri Lankan military and economic targets until October last year, and this is the first LTTE aerial attack in six months, after October 22 last year when a group of LTTE suicide guerrillas carried out a commando-style attack on a Sri Lankan Air Force base in Anuradhapura.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan military said that they have captured the first line of defence of the rebels after Wednesday's fierce fighting in the Jaffna peninsula where at least 150 combatants were killed and over 500 wounded.

On Friday, Sri Lanka announced that its troops had captured the Catholic Madhu church in the district of Mannar in the northwest from the Tamil Tigers.

ANI

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