Air strikes against Sri Lanka’s Tigers after envoys hit

COLOMBO, Feb 27, 2007 (AFP) – Sri Lankan jets bombed suspected Tamil Tiger positions in eastern Sri Lanka on Tuesday after the rebels shelled two military helicopters and wounded three Western diplomats, officials said. Air force aircraft attacked the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who admitted they shelled the landing points of military aircraft which carried six ambassadors and several other UN officials.

“The airforce took Tiger targets at Thoppigala jungles,” a military official said, adding there were no details of casualties.

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