Tigers bomb Lanka Air Force base, 4 killed

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Colombo, Oct 22: At least four Sri Lankan Air Force personnel were killed and two MI-24 helicopters damaged in a pre-dawn attack by Tamil Tiger rebels on an air base at the North-Central Anuradhapura district, the military said.

At least four Air Force personnel were killed and eight others wounded in the pre-dawn LTTE attack, Sri Lankan Air Force spokesman Ajantha Silva said.

A group of LTTE rebels infiltrated the Anuradhapura SLAF Base and launched the initial attack around 0320 hrs local time. A few minutes later at least two LTTE light aircrafts bombed the base, destroying two MI-24 helicopters, military spokesman Brig Udaya Nanayakkara told UNI

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