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Two bombs kill 8 people in Sri Lanka

Two bombs kill 8 people  in Sri Lanka

Two bombs killed at least eight civilians inside guerrilla-held territory in northern Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebels said yesterday.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam said Sri Lanka's military had infiltrated into the area and carried out two roadside bomb attacks against vehicles transporting civilians.
In a report published on the pro-rebel Sankathi.com Web site, the Tigers said civilians were travelling in tractor trailers when they were allegedly targeted by the military.
Sri Lanka's military routinely denies carrying out such bomb attacks inside LTTE-held territory in the north.
Earlier this month, the Tigers made a similar allegation against the military, holding it responsible for a string of attacks that killed scores of civilians, including children.
The latest charge came as fighting raged along the front lines of the de facto LTTE mini-state.
According to the defense ministry, 1,640 rebels have been killed so far this year.


Updated : 2021-05-10 17:05 GMT+08:00