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Tamil rebels kill army soldier

Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka have killed a government soldier who they say moved into their territory in the northern Jaffna peninsula, violating a truce between the two sides. The rebel radio station, the Voice of Tigers, said the soldier was shot by a female combat unit when he tried to throw a hand grenade at rebel positions. However, Scandinavian monitoring team in the area said there were no signs of a grenade attack, and the incident was being investigated. The army solider is the second to be killed since the rebels and the government agreed the ceasefire last year. Tensions between the two side rose in the past week after clashes in Jaffna and the interception by Sri Lanka’s navy of a rebel boat smuggling weapons. Sri Lanka’s biggest donors, Japan and the United States, have already voiced serious concerns about the stability of the county’s fragile peace process. Full Story

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