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Local politician killed in grenade attack in eastern Sri Lanka

A politician of a minority Tamil party was killed in a hand grenade attack in eastern Sri Lanka as eight others were injured in two separate claymore explosions in the northern part of the island, military officials said Friday. Unidentified men lobbed a hand grenade killing Thillainathan Udhayakanthan 34, the village council chairman of Thirukkovil, 420 kilometres south east of the capital on Thursday night. Military officials said the motive of the killing was not known but the victim represented the pro-Tamil rebel Tamil National Alliance (TNA). Full Story

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