August 11, 2006

Tiger rebels attack eastern Sri Lankan harbor: Navy

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers fired
artillery at a Navy base in the island's strategic eastern
Trincomalee harbor before dawn on Saturday, the military said,
as the worst fighting since a 2002 truce deepened.

"Trincomalee harbor is under artillery attack," said Navy
spokesman Commander D.K.P. Dassanayake. There were no immediate
details.

Fierce shelling continued in the island's far north, where
a new battlefront opened up late on Friday, officials said.