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Apr 07,2008
Sri Lankan forces attack rebels
by UPI

KOTTE, Sri Lanka, April 7 (UPI) -- The Sri Lanka Air Force attacked Tamil Tiger positions in the north Monday, the day after a suicide bombing killed a cabinet minister, military officials said.

Military officials said fighter jets and helicopter gunships attacked rebel positions in the northern part of the country, CNN reported. The information could not be independently verified.

The raids came the day after a suicide bombing at the start of a marathon outside the capital, killing Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, highways minister and chief government whip in Parliament, CNN reported. Fernandopulle's body was brought to parliament to lie in state and a funeral is scheduled for Thursday.

The bomb killed at least 13 people and injured 83, including 16 police reported in critical condition.

Copyright © 2008, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

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