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Tamil Terrorists Kill More Than 100 In Sri Lanka

From those eschewers of terror at Al Jazeera:

Nearly 100 killed in Sri Lanka blast

Monday 16 October 2006, 20:16 Makka Time, 17:16 GMT

At least 92 people, including some civilians, have been killed in an apparent suicide attack by Tamil Tiger separatists on a Sri Lankan navy convoy.

The attack took place on Monday near the town of Habarana, about 190km northeast of the capital, Colombo, police and military.

Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe, a Sri Lankan military spokesman, said Tamil Tiger separatist fighters had rammed a small truck loaded with explosives into the convoy.

At least 92 people were killed and more than 100 wounded, said a spokesman at the media centre for national security in Colombo, adding that the toll could climb.

The navy gathers its men at a transit camp near Habarana before transporting them to the eastern naval base of Trincomalee.

"There were about 15 buses and 13 were damaged in the explosion," a navy officer in Colombo, who did not want to be identified, said.

"The sailors were in civilian clothes and were not carrying weapons because they were either going on leave or reporting back after vacations," the national security spokesman said.

He said the toll could go up as many bodies had been blown to bits and a count was still on.

The attack comes amid increasingly heavy-fighting between the Sri Lankan army and the Tigers…

Why should Muslims have all the fun?

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