Sri Lanka Rebels Attack Home of Moderate Tamil

Reuters

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam guerrillas lobbed grenades into the Colombo home of a pro-government Tamil party leader Monday, killing four party aides as their target escaped over a back wall, police said.

The gunmen opened fire on a motorized rickshaw, killing the driver outside the home of Douglas Devananda, leader of the once-militant Eelam People's Democratic Party.

They then lobbed two grenades through windows into the house and one at the front door, killing three other people, a witness said. Two or three other grenades failed to explode.

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