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Rebels say Sri Lanka troops kill 1,000 civilians

The Tamil Tigers on Tuesday accused Sri Lankan government forces of killing more than 1,000 civilians and wounding another 2,300 during heavy fighting yesterday.

world Updated: Apr 21, 2009 17:03 IST

The Tamil Tigers on Tuesday accused Sri Lankan government forces of killing more than 1,000 civilians and wounding another 2,300 during heavy fighting yesterday.

The island's defence ministry, however, rejected the allegation and said there had been no military attacks against Tamil civilians in the remaining patch of land still in the hands of the Tigers in the island's northeast.

"Over 1,000 civilians were killed and nearly 2,300 civilians were injured," the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said in a statement. "And today, a bloodbath is prevailing."