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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

Two Tigers killed themselves to avoid arrest

By Ruwan Weerakoon in Colombo

Colombo, 13 December, ( Two Tiger cadres gone into hiding inside the roof ceiling of a house in Viayaparimoolai, located in Point Pedro, tore themselves apart by self -activated explosions, when the troops swooped on the premises early this morning (13) at about 5.10 a.m. after receipt of credible civilian information over their presence in the house.

Troops on a tip – cordoned off the house premises to conduct a search where a family of six was living including five children, of whom two were sitting the ongoing GCE (O/L) Examination - their ages 17 years and 16 years respectively and other children's ages 8 years 14 years and 15 years.

Both the Tiger cadres hiding in the ceiling, as the troops were closing in on the house perimeter, presuming that they would be caught activated a suicide jacket, apparently one of them was wearing and a hand grenade the other one was carrying.

The self - activated huge blast inflicted injuries on the inmates, including one 45-year old woman and five children, two boys and three girls.

Two of those injured are children who are sitting the GCE (O/L) Examination, according to the reports.

All the injured were rushed to the nearest Manthikai base hospital for treatment.

Both Tiger terrorists had their bodies torn apart and lay on the floor in pieces following the impact of the explosions triggered by the suicide jacket and the grenade.

- Asian Tribune

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