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A new wave of slayings linked to a drive by Sinhalese radicals to topple the government has left 67 people dead across Sri Lanka in a 24-hour period, authorities said. Radicals of the People’s Liberation Front reportedly shot and killed 49 people in overnight attacks, although some residents blamed the military for some of the killings. The violence was believed to be in response to recent search operations that have netted 1,500 suspected extremists. The radicals violently object to the government’s acceptance of an Indian-brokered plan to end a five-year rebellion by Hindu Tamils, a minority in the Indian Ocean nation.


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