Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) fighter jets bombed a black tiger training facility located in LTTE held territory north west of Mankulam today. The air raid which was launched at 6.15AM was reported to be accurate by fighter pilots.
LTTE is known to train its black tiger human bombers in isolation from other elements of the organization. Black tiger training bases are strategically placed so that the interactions with the outer world is kept to a minimum. Black tigers (Karum Puli) are considered to be LTTE's primary weapon with over 275 suicide attacks under their belt, both on civilian and military targets. It was only yesterday that a suicide bomber killed a senior government minister and 14 others while injuring around 100 more, almost all civilians.
Meanwhile in the northern front, gunships of the 9th attack helicopter squadron launched attacked the LTTE frontline in Muhamalai at 6.15AM today. Although pilots have confirmed accurate hits on the bunker line, details of exact damages caused to the LTTE are not yet available.