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Tamil Tiger leader believed in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 16 (UPI) -- The head of the rebel Tamil Tigers remains in Sri Lanka and is leading attacks from his hideout, the country's army officials say.

Sri Lankan troops take rebel hospital

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 12 (UPI) -- Sri Lankan army troops Thursday claimed to have captured a Tamil Tigers hospital at Puthukkudiyiruppu.

LTTE fighters kill 17 citizens, army says

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Tamil Tigers killed 17 civilians and wounded 69 others Tuesday, apparently to prevent them from fleeing Sri Lanka's war zone, a government official said.

Suicide bomber strikes in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a military checkpoint in Sri Lanka Sunday, killing at least eight people and injuring 17, authorities said.

Military says several rebels killed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan military says 42 Tamil Tiger rebels and five of its soldiers died in heavy fighting in the island nation's troubled northern region.

Sri Lankan violence takes heavy toll

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, June 9 (UPI) -- Several people died in the beleaguered northern region of Sri Lanka, with the military and rebels making counterclaims regarding results of the fighting.

Sri Lanka train blast kills 7, wounds 62

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 26 (UPI) -- An explosion took place on a crowded commuter train in Sri Lanka Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding 62 others, military officials said.

Rebels, Sri Lankin soldiers die in clashes

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Skirmishes between Sri Lankan solders and Tamil Tigers in the Mannar and Vavuniya districts killed 26 rebels and five soldiers, military officials said Monday.

Sri Lanka claims 40 rebels killed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan military said its security forces in campaigns Wednesday against Tamil Tigers killed 40 rebels and destroyed 30 bunkers.

Sri Lanka destroys rebel navy base

SRI JAYAWARDENAPURA-KOTTE, Sri Lanka, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan military announced Thursday that it destroyed a rebel Tamil Tiger naval base in the northern part of the country.

Sri Lanka bomber targets gov. minister

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A disabled woman carried out a suicide bombing mission Wednesday in a Sri Lankan government building in Colombo, killing an aide and herself.
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