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Tigers kill three soldiers in fresh attack

world Updated: Jul 20, 2007 09:32 IST

Tamil Tiger rebels shelled a military camp in northwest Sri Lanka on Friday, killing at least three soldiers and wounding four others, military officials said.

The rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) launched the pre-dawn attack on the camp in Mannar district, military officials said, adding that troops retaliated.

There was no immediate word from the Tigers.

The latest attack came after the government earlier this month celebrated the capture of the last bastion of the LTTE in the east of the island.

The LTTE have been fighting for a separate state for minority Tamils for 35 years a conflict that has claimed over 60,000 lives.