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Sinhalese mobs, aided by security forces, attacked 14 villages of the Tamil minority near the port city of Trincomalee in eastern Sri Lanka, killing at least 80 people and burning hundreds of homes, the United News of India press agency said. There was no official confirmation. Tamil rebels charge discrimination by the majority Sinhalese, who control the government. The Tamils are fighting for a homeland in the north and east, where they are concentrated.


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