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New blasts heard from Sri Lanka Tiger territory

Written by: Staff

Colombo, Apr 26 : New explosions were heard from Tamil Tiger territory in Sri Lanka's east today in what appeared to be more air strikes on the rebels, but a military spokesman had no information on the attacks.

The government said it had launched attacks on Tiger territory yesterday after an attack on naval patrol boats near the northeastern port of Trincomalee, and a suspected suicide bomb in the capital killed nine and wounded the army commander.

''There are new explosions,'' Trincomalee camera shop owner George David told Reuters. ''A plane is bombing.'' The army had previously said attacks had ceased. They were the first official military action since a 2002 ceasefire halted two decades of civil war, and raised fears that the already battered truce might be on the brink of collapse.


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