Monday, October 08, 2007

24 Reported Killed In Sri Lankan Naval Attack On Ship

At least 24 people are believed to have been killed when Sri Lankan Navy destroyed a ship reportedly carrying arms for Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) off the countrys southern coast.
Sailors cheers as the Sri Lankan Navy Approaches Naval Headquarters
"The attack took place in the Indian Ocean, at the high seas off Dondra Head, of the southern coastal tip of Sri Lanka this morning," a top official of Sri Lankan Navy told reporters in the capital Colombo today, news agency Press Trust of India reported.
"There were 24 to 25 people aboard the ship and it is believed all of them have been killed," Defense Spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara told reporters.

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