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Large-scale search operation in the jungles of Mullaithivu

The Sri Lankan military has launched a large-scale search operation in the jungles of Andankulam, Mullaithivu.

A Sri Lankan soldier who confronted a gang of smugglers in Andankulam today was attacked and his assault rifle confiscated by one of the attackers.

Following the incident, hundreds of Sri Lankan soldiers have been deployed to the jungle to recover the weapon and arrest the suspect and his accomplices.