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COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed a soldier and a sailor and injured 11 other people, including four civilians, in a series of deadly mine ambushes in northern and eastern Sri Lanka on Monday, officials said.
JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - With a ceasefire in tatters and frequent clashes between soldiers and suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka's north, residents say law and order is breaking down as criminals take advantage of the chaos.
By Peter Apps KATTANKUDI, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - As violence rages between Sri Lanka's government and ethnic Tamil Tiger rebels, the island's Muslim minority says it is caught in the middle, and there is talk of an armed "Jihad" group emerging if war returns.
Odd-job man Krishnaswamy Rajah has spent most of his adult life in a decrepit camp for thousands of ethnic Tamils displaced by Sri Lanka's two-decade civil war, and can see no way out.
By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers on Saturday extended a deadline for European Union truce monitors to withdraw from the island, while the army accused the rebels of shooting dead two soldiers in the northwest.
By Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi ALLAIPADDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Plagued by the sight of the bloodied corpses of 12 relatives gunned down in this quiet Sri Lankan fishing village, ethnic Tamil Niroshani Konsaru is too afraid to go home.
By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's air force bombed Tamil Tiger territory near their northern headquarters on Thursday after rebels attacked a naval transporter with hundreds of servicemen on board and sank two fast attack vessels.
By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - A top Japanese envoy met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse on Monday to try and salvage the island's battered peace process, as Tamil Tiger rebels accused the army of killing civilians.
By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Tamil Tiger rebels accused Sri Lanka's army of killing civilians on Monday, ahead of a meeting between a top Japanese envoy and President Mahinda Rajapakse.
By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's navy and air force hit Tamil Tiger targets on land and sea in the island's northwest on Friday, officials said, while a policeman died in a fragmentation mine attack, further straining a battered 2002 ceasefire.
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