Clashes in northern Sri Lanka kill 11

Air force jets attacked and destroyed a Tamil Tiger training camp Monday in war-torn northern Sri Lanka, following a spate of battles a day earlier that killed at least 11 combatants, the military said. Fighter jets bombarded the training camp in Oddusuddan village of the rebel-held Mullaithivu district early Monday, the defense ministry said in a statement. Pilots confirmed the camp's destruction, but reported no casualties. Separately on Monday, suspected Tamil rebels set off a roadside bomb targeting a bus carrying troops in northern Vavuniya district, a defense official said on condition of anonymity, citing government rules. The blast wounded three sailors and one soldier, he said.