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Separatist Tigers confirm battle with special forces, but deny being overrun.

At least 102 people, including some civilians, have been killed in an apparent suicide attack by Tamil Tiger separatists on a Sri Lankan navy convoy.

Heavy clashes have erupted between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels in three parts of Sri Lanka's volatile north and east, killing a large number of rebels and wounding at least six soldiers.
The Sri Lankan army's advance across Tamil Tiger frontlines has left 28 soldiers and dozens of Tamil fighters dead, according to a military spokesman.
Sri Lanka's army and separatists have traded artillery fire as the military advanced on a strategic Tiger-held enclave in the northeast in an assault that killed at least 79 people, the military says.
A series of explosions have killed at least eight people and wounded 17 others in Sri Lanka despite a 2002 cease-fire between th

At least 61 people have been killed in a mine attack on a bus packed with commuters and schoolchildren in Sri Lanka, prompting government air strikes on guerrilla positions.

Anti-personnel mines have been found set to explode near passing military convoys in Sri Lanka and European observers say the country is in danger of slipping back into civil war.
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