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8 Tamil Rebels Killed in Attack on Sri Lanka Camp


Unidentified gunmen have stormed a newspaper office in northern Sri Lanka and killed one of its editorial managers.

The editor of a Tamil-language newspaper (Uthayan) based in the northern town of Jaffna says the gunmen broke into the office and opened fire. Two other employees were wounded.

Earlier, a Tamil Tiger camp was attacked in the eastern port of Trincomalee, killing eight rebels. The rebels blamed the army. But the military denied the charge, saying the attack was carried out by the breakaway Tamil rebel faction. There was no independent verification.

Norwegian peace envoys have expressed concern over the escalating violence despite a truce accord. They are trying to bring Tamil separatists and the government back to peace talks that were originally scheduled to take place in Geneva in April.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AFP.