Terror in Air Base

October 24th, 2007  

Topic: Terror in Air Base

Terror in Air Base
A question mark hung over the extent of the damage caused to the Air Force in the LTTE’s surprise pre-dawn ground and air assault on the heavily fortified Air Force base in Anuradhapura, damaging at least three aircraft including a sophisticated Mi-24 attack craft and a K-8 aircraft, the military said.
It said a Bell-212 helicopter was also destroyed when it crashed while pursuing the LTTE attackers.

Air Force spokesman Ajantha Silva said thirteen airmen, including four officers were killed and 22 injured.

“We found bodies of 20 LTTE cadres within the perimeter of the air force base,” he said.

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