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Tamil Rebels: Ambush Violates Cease-Fire

ASIA: An armed group attacked a Tamil Tiger rebel checkpoint in eastern Sri Lanka on Saturday, killing two guerrillas in what the rebels called a “serious” violation of the country’s cease-fire. The rebels said the attackers retreated toward a government base and accused the army of harboring them. Military spokesman Brig. Sudhir Samarasinghe called the claim “rubbish” and rejected any suggestion that the military was involved. A senior Tiger rebel leader known as Karuna left the group in 2004 with about 6,000 fighters. The Tigers accuse the army of using the renegades to attack them, an accusation the military consistently denies. Full Story

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