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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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<b>Police seize war weapons in Phuket, Thailand, said to be bound for Sri Lanka.</b>


04 July 2002, Bangkok A cache of weapons believed to be destined for rebel groups in Sri Lanka or Indonesia was confiscated during a police raid in Phuket, south of Thailand, yesterday.

<b>The Dark Forces behind the recent Tamil- Muslim Clashes.</b>


By Saba- From Valaichchenai, Sri Lanka, July 3: Tension is still noticeable in this eastern coastal town, the scene of violent Tamil –Muslim clashes that left eleven dead, over 150 injured, about 50 of them seriously, and more than a hundred shops and houses burned or damaged.

There were only a few people on the main road, some of them owners and employees of the burned out shops, inspecting what were left of their once bristling business concerns. The 4-day curfew clamped when rioting broke out on June 28 was lifted yesterday (July 2).