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Dozens killed in fresh Sri Lanka shelling: Tamil rebels

Even though Sri Lanka's military denies using heavy weapons in the area, Tamil Tiger rebels accuses government forces of killing at least 45 civilians today in a fresh artillery and mortar attack.

world Updated: May 12, 2009 11:16 IST

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels accused government forces of killing at least 45 civilians Tuesday in a fresh artillery and mortar attack.

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said a makeshift hospital at Mullivaikal was hit on Tuesday morning and those who were wounded in a shelling over the weekend were hit again.

Sri Lanka's military denies using heavy weapons in the area and in turn accuse the Tigers of attacking civilians who attempt to escape the small patch of land still under their control.