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Suspected LTTE suicide squad attacks Lankan navy; 13 feared dead

A suspected Tamil Tiger suicide squad sank a patrol boat off Sri Lanka’s east coast on Saturday and 13 of the 15 crew are missing, feared dead, the navy said. It was worst attack at sea since a 2002 truce halted a two-decade civil war. Fishermen pulled two sailors alive from the water after the pre-dawn attack on the Israeli-built fast patrol boat just outside Trincomalee naval harbour. There was no sign of the rest of the crew. One of the survivors said a Tiger boat had rammed theirs and exploded, destroying both vessels, according to a military source. Harbour police said they had heard a loud explosion. Full Story

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