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Sri Lanka front largely quiet as talks hopes rise

Sri Lanka’s army and Tamil Tiger rebels exchanged intermittent shell-fire overnight, but their tense northern frontline was relatively quiet as hope rose for a resumption of peace talks, the army said on Thursday. Army spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe said one soldier had been killed and four soldiers wounded when rebels fired artillery shells and mortar bombs in the northern Jaffna peninsula. The army had returned fire. “Some small, small incidents are taking place and we are retaliating to them,” he said. Full Story

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