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Thursday, 21 July, 2005

Sri Lanka: 3 wounded in Tsunami relief centre bombing

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels today attacked a tsunami refugee camp in eastern Sri Lanka, wounding two elite special task force commandos and a police constable. Military officials said the attackers lobbed a grenade into the sentry point at the Akkaraipattu Tsunami Relief Centre today, wounding two special task force commandos and a police constable. There were, however, no casualties among civilians.

It was the second attack in a week against a tsunami relief centre in the troubled eastern province where security forces have been placed on high alert. There was a similar attack on a security post at the Muslim town of Muttur eight days ago. Nine civilians, including a four-year-old girl, were hurt in that attack.

The latest attack came a day after the Tigers warned that a truce brokered by Norway was at "grave risk" of collapsing even as the Colombo Government said it had no intention of returning to war.

(Source: ReliefWeb via The Hindu)

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