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Rebel Land Mine Kills Three in Sri Lanka

From Times Wire Services

Tamil extremists detonated a remote-controlled bomb under an army truck Saturday, killing two soldiers and their civilian Sinhalese driver and badly wounding five soldiers, the military reported. The incident took place as a convoy of trucks passed near Habarane, 100 miles northeast of Colombo.

On Friday, Sri Lankan security forces raided a Tamil guerrilla hideout in the village of Kiran, 20 miles north of Batticaloa, killing nine rebels in a six-hour battle, a government official said.


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