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Factional fighting kills 11 as Japanese envoy pushes peace bid

At least 11 people were killed in Sri Lankan factional fighting, defence officials said, as a Japanese envoy sought to salvage the island’s faltering peace process. A breakaway faction of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) launched a pre-dawn attack against a base of the main guerrilla group in northeastern Trincomalee district Monday, killing 11 and wounding four, defence sources said on Monday. There was no immediate word from the Tigers or the faction led by V. Muralitharan, better known as Colonel Karuna, but official sources said the attack appeared to be a retaliatory strike after an LTTE attack on Karuna’s forces last month. Full Story

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