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More Die in Sri Lankan Riots

Riots between groups of Tamils and Muslims in north-eastern Sri Lanka have left five people dead, while hundreds have fled their homes. Three Muslims and two Tamils are reported to have been killed in shooting and grenade attacks during the last two days in the town of Muttur. The rioting erupted after a Muslim woman, whose son was reportedly kidnapped last week along with another Muslim youth, committed suicide on Wednesday. The Tamil Tigers have denied kidnapping the two missing youths. Police say heavily armed troops have been patrolling the town and the surrounding areas after an overnight curfew and have been firing into the air to separate rioters who were armed with automatic rifles, knives and sticks. Full Story

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