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Sri Lanka troops kill 11 rebels in clash

Sri Lanka’s security forces killed 11 Tamil Tiger rebels in a pre-dawn clash in the island’s restive east on Saturday, police said, as the worst violence since a 2002 ceasefire grinds on despite peace talk pledges. Police Special Task Force troopers opened fire on Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) guerrillas who attacked a remote police post, Ampara Deputy Inspector General of Police Lasantha de Silva told Reuters. “The Special Task Force acted in self defence. Eleven Tigers were killed,” De Silva said by telephone from Ampara. Full Story

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