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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Trinco is burning: international community condemns LTTE esc

[b]Trinco is burning: international community condemns LTTE escalation of violence [/b]

[b]Colombo, 13 April, ([/b] LTTE yesterday escalated their violence to another level, when a Tiger terrorist exploded a bomb tied to bicycle near a vegetable market in Trincomalee --one of the main towns in which the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims live side by side.

Reports state that in the latest explosion in Trincomalee 12 civilians were killed instantly with body part flying in all directions. The death toll is expected to rise with 45 more wounded. Black smoke was seen billowing and people were seen fleeing the riot-torn areas. The chaos lasted from around 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. yesterday.

On previous days they had targeted Security Forces in and around the area. 10 sailors and a civilian driver were killed and two British nationals were injured, when they detonated a claymore mine in Thampalakamam.

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