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Friday 15 July 2005

Sri Lanka: Tsunami Camp Attacked

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels have attacked a tsunami relief camp in eastern Sri Lanka, wounding at least five people, reports say. Police say the rebels threw a bomb at a security post in the camp in Muttur, 15km (nine miles) south of Trincomalee. There is no word on the incident as yet from the rebels.

The area has been tense since Sunday when two senior Tamil Tiger figures and two civilians were killed in an attack in Trincomalee. Police say the rebels burst into the camp early on Wednesday. One child is said to be among the injured. Another soldier was wounded in a separate attack in the same area a few hours later, police say. All the wounded have been taken to a local hospital.
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(Source: BBC News)

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