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Rebels killed in Sri Lanka clash

Three Tamil Tiger rebels have been killed and five injured in a clash in the east of Sri Lanka, rebels say. The Tigers say their members were attacked by a heavily-armed group of Sri Lankan army soldiers, the pro-rebel TamilNet website reports. But the defence ministry has denied any involvement in the clash and suggested instead that a breakaway rebel faction might be to blame. Eastern Sri Lanka has been tense since a split in rebel ranks last year. Col Karuna split from the northern-based leadership of the Tamil Tigers (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or LTTE) in March 2004. Full Story

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