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Suspected rebel attack kills four soldiers in Lanka

The attack is the worst on land since the government and the LTTE agreed in January to hold direct talks in Switzerland.

india Updated: Apr 10, 2006 16:05 IST

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed four Sri Lankan soldiers and wounded two in a claymore mine ambush on Monday on the army-held northern Jaffna peninsula, the military said.

"It's a claymore attack," said army spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe.

"Four soldiers are dead, two are wounded. They were patrolling in a vehicle," he said and added that the military suspected the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to have carried out the attack.

The attack is the worst on land since the two sides agreed in January to hold direct talks in Switzerland.

The rebels and government are due to meet in Geneva between April 19-21 for a second round of talks.