11 combatants killed in fighting in Sri Lanka

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March 21, 2007 04:50

 
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The Tamil Tiger rebels and the Sri Lanka's military clashed in the country's volatile east Wednesday, and the military said eight rebels and three soldiers were killed. "The terrorists mounted a severe attack on our camps in Batticaloa district soon after midnight," said Brig. Prasad Samarasinghe, a military spokesman. "There was heavy fighting and we have recovered eight terrorist dead bodies." Three soldiers were killed and 12 others wounded in the clashes, Samarasinghe said. A Norwegian-brokered cease-fire in 2002 slowed violence in Sri Lanka, but fighting flared in 2005 after a new government was elected on a platform of getting tough with the insurgents, who want a separate homeland for the country's 3.1 million minority ethnic Tamils.

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