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Last updated: 22 March, 2006 - Published 17:09 GMT
 
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Army shot at Jaffna
 
Sri Lanka Army
Army says their personnel were shot at by suspected Tamil Tigers
There have been a series of incidents in the troubled north between the Sri Lankan armed forces and the Tamil Tigers.

The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) accused the Tigers of shooting security personnel in Malalkadu, Jaffna on Wednesday.

Military spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe accused the LTTE of violating the four-year old truce.

Two people in civilian clothes fled the area after the shooting but the army discovered a T-56 rifle, he added.

The military has made an official complaint on the incident to international truce monitors.

The Sri Lanka Navy has meanwhile arrested a suspicious trawler boat in the deep sea off the northern coast, Point Pedro, on Tuesday night.

The trawler was trying to smuggle arms for suspected Tamil Tigers, according to Brig. Samarasinghe.

He said the security officials have arrested five people with 20 gelignite sticks and a powerful radio player.

“It is confirmed after our initial investigations that these people are linked to the LTTE,” he told BBC Sandeshaya.

There was no immediate reaction from the LTTE.

 
 
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