IN BRIEF Sri Lankan clashes leave 130 dead

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IN BRIEF

Sri Lankan clashes leave 130 dead

Colombo - More than 130 Tamil guerrillas and government troops were killed in Sri Lanka in a series of attacks which included a ferocious rebel sea raid on an army camp in the north of the island.

In the bloodiest day of fighting since the rebels broke a ceasefire with the government on 19 April, about 50 Tamil Tiger rebels and 75 soldiers, including a captain, were killed when 1,000 sea-borne guerrillas launched a pre-dawn raid on Mandaithivu island, west of their Jaffna peninsula stronghold. Reuter

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