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Navy foils LTTE's desperate Attempt to attack the Naval Cordon: 02 Sea Tiger Boats destroyed and 02 captured, 14 Sea Tigers killed off Mullaithivu Seas
Continuing its heavy onslaught on LTTE’s desperate attempts to attack the well-fortified Naval cordon, Sri Lanka Navy destroyed 01 LTTE Sea Tiger suicide boat and 01 LTTE attack craft and captured another LTTE suicide boat with an attack craft, killing 14 Sea Tiger carders on board in the seas off Vellemullivaikkal today (9th May 2009) around 0300 hrs.
In the pre-dawn Naval gun battle launched by the combined Naval forces of Fast Attack Craft (FAC), Special Boat Squadron (SBS) and Rapid Action Boat Squadron (RABS ), a cluster of LTTE Sea Tiger boats comprising two suicide craft laden with high explosives and two enemy attack craft were intercepted and attacked. Naval troops optimizing their combined fire power completely destroyed one enemy suicide craft and captured another with two enemy dead bodies (one male and one female) on board while destroying an enemy attack craft and capturing another which was attempting to flee being unable to withstand the Naval onslaught.
Monitoring of the LTTE communications has revealed that 14 Sea Tiger carders have been killed in the gun battle. Further search and clear operations are continuing.