Sri Lanka jets bomb Tiger territory: rebels

CEAT Kelani Holdings Managing Director Ravi Dadlani (right) and Lanka Ashok Leyland CEO Umesh Gautham exchange the OEM agreement

Oct 18, 2006 (AFP) – Sri Lankan war planes bombed Tamil rebel-held territory in the island’s restive east Wednesday, killing a woman and wounding two others, the guerrillas said. The air force had been carrying out tit-for-tat attacks since the guerrillas attempted to assassinate army chief Sarath Fonseka in April. Two Israeli-built Kfir jets attacked the village of Thalaichenai in the district of Batticaloa, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said in a statement.

The statement came hours after the government accused the Tigers of carrying out a suicide attack against the main naval base in the southern port city of Galle, killing two people and wounding 26.

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