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The World : 37 Sri Lanka Villagers Slain

Tamil separatist guerrillas, dressed in military uniforms, went house to house in a Sri Lankan village, systematically killing 37 Sinhalese with swords, knives and guns, according to survivors and officials. At least 10 children were among the victims in Welikande, a village about 100 miles northwest of Colombo. Officials said that about 30 rebels attacked the village, hacking and slashing people. The guerrillas, suspected members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, are fighting for a homeland in northern and eastern areas of the Indian Ocean nation.


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