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S.Lanka Rebels Commit Suicide on Eve of Peace Talks

Three Tamil Tiger rebels blew themselves up at sea on Friday after being caught with a cache of weapons, highlighting the legacy of mistrust from Sri Lanka’s civil war just hours ahead of peace talks in Germany. Two Nordic truce monitors and a translator jumped overboard to escape the explosion after boarding a boat to investigate weapons, including an anti-aircraft gun and hand grenades, officials from the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) said. “It was very clearly a violation of the cease-fire. It is clear the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) were transporting these weapons,” mission spokesman Teitur Torkelsson said of the incident. “The three set the boat on fire and blew themselves up. The monitors jumped into the sea and they are safe,” he said. Full Story

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