Tamil rebels attack Sri Lanka army camps, 13 dead
( 2001-08-23 11:05 ) (7 )
Tamil Tiger guerrillas launched a major attack on Thursday on two army camps in eastern Sri Lanka, leaving at least 13 dead, military officials said.
The rebels launched wave after wave of attacks on the Janakapura and Kokkutudu Wai camps in the eastern Welioya area, 240 km (150 miles) east of Colombo.
"There was very heavy fighting but so far all attempts to overun the camps have been repulsed," military spokesman Brigadier Sanath Karunaratne told Reuters.