In the northern Vavuniya district, just south of rebel-held area, six militants were killed I separate battles.
In nearby Mannar district, soldiers clashed with a group of insurgents, killing three guerrillas, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.
Separately on Wednesday, army troops killed four Tamil rebels near the front lines in Muhamalai in northern Jaffna peninsula, he said. One soldier was wounded in the confrontation.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year