Tamil Tigers die in Sri Lanka raids

At least seven Tamil Tigers killed in clashes with government in north and east.

    The Sri Lankan military ambushed three Tamil Tiger fighters in one attack [File: EPA]

    The Tamil Tigers have yet to confirm the deaths.
     
    There has been an escalation in violence in recent months around the Tamil Tiger's northern mini-state.
     
    The government has promised to deconstruct the mini-state and announced four months ago that it had cleared the Eastern Province of Tamil fighters, but fighting has continued.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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