At least 5 members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed in clashes along the northern Forward Defence Lines (FDL) which occurred today (7th). Five soldiers who sustained injuries were evacuated to Palaly military hospital. At least 10 LTTE cadres too were reported to be injured. Fighting which broke out at 5.00 am continued for nearly 45 minutes.
Meanwhile the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) attacked three different military installations of the LTTE in the last two days (6th and 5th). Targets hit on the 5th include a relay station located north of Kilinochchi and a coordination center located in Kaivelukulam, Puthukuduirippu. On the 6th, another LTTE base in Thiruwai Aru, North west of Iranamadu, came under SLAF attack. UAV footage showed increased LTTE activity after the bombing in Thiruwai Aru, which could perhaps be an indication of casualties. The Air Force used precision guided munitions and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in these attacks, all of which were acquired recently.