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Rebels shell school in Lanka; 10 students hurt

The Tamil rebels were not immediately available for comment on the attack in the eastern district of Trincomalee.

india Updated: Dec 07, 2006 15:20 IST

Tamil Tiger rebel artillery fire hit a school in the island's northeast on Friday, wounding 10 students -- two of them seriously -- the military said.

The rebels were not immediately available for comment on the attack in the eastern district of Trincomalee, which comes a day after President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced a crackdown on the Tigers and their supporters.

It was not immediately clear how old the students are.

More than 3,000 civilians, troops and rebel fighters have been killed so far this year as a new chapter in the island's two-decade civil war deepens.