Violence in Sri Lanka leaves 25 dead (Sri Lanka)


VAUNIYA, Sri Lanka, March 2 (UPI) -- Fighting in Sri Lanka left at least 25 people dead Sunday as the military and Tiger rebels clashed, military officials said.


(01.03.2008)

Officials told the Colombo Page that separatist rebels killed a soldier in Vauniya with a Claymore mine, while fighting in northern Sri Lanka left 22 Tiger rebels and three soldiers dead.

Hours after the soldier was killed in Vauniya, an anti-personnel mine detonated, injuring 10 people, including two police officers, the newspaper reported.

A day earlier, five rebels were killed in separate incidents in Muhamalai and Nagarkovil areas.

Von: www.upi.com, 02.03.2008

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