More than 100 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed in two days of fighting in Sri Lanka, the defence ministry said Sunday, as the army seeks to put an end to the island's decades-long ethnic conflict. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) launched a major counter-attack against advancing government forces in the northeastern district of Mullaittivu, but were beaten back, the ministry said in a statement. "LTTE terrorists made several desperate attempts in vain, to infiltrate the military forward defences, which left over 100 terrorists killed and as many injured," the statement said. It did not say if troops suffered any casualties.