Military reports more Tamil Tigers killed

Dec. 16, 2007 at 1:22 AM

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Violence persisted Saturday in northern Sri Lanka, with the army reporting that soldiers had killed at least 28 Tamil Tiger militant fighters.

A soldier was also killed, the Press Trust of India reported.

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, popularly known as the Tamil Tigers, have been fighting the government for a quarter century. The group effectively holds some parts of northern Sri Lanka as an independent area.

The Tamil Tigers are banned in India, where there is a large Tamil minority in the south.

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