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Mine blast kills three people in Sri Lanka

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels set off a powerful Claymore mine in northern Sri Lanka, killing at least two soldiers and a policeman.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 11:33 IST
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Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels set off a powerful Claymore mine in northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least two soldiers and a policeman, a military official said.

The victims were travelling in a vehicle which was blown up in the district of Vavuniya, nearly 260 kilometres north of the capital Colombo, the official said.

The attack came ahead of a visit to Sri Lanka later this week by Norwegian peace envoy Erik Solheim for talks with both the government and the Tigers on how to salvage a four-year-old ceasefire.

First Published: May 24, 2006 11:33 IST