Sri Lanka jets bomb Tiger hideout: military

Jan 17, 2007 (LBO) — Sri Lanka Air Force jets have bombed a meeting place of Tiger leaders in the northern guerilla stronghold of Kilinochchi Thursday, the military said. The defence ministry said the target was a gathering of “senior leaders’ at Jayapoor near Kilinochchi at 09.30 am.

Yesterday the guerillas blasted a bus and then shot at escaping passengers killing 27 in southeastern Sri Lanka’s Moneragala district as a truce with the Tamil Tigers officially ended.

In a separate attack in the same area five farmers were killed, the military said. The terror attacks drew widespread condemnation.

Troops who were on a search operation today in the area around 9.15 am had been shot at by a Tiger unit, the defence ministry said. .