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18 July 2024

Sri Lanka bombs 'rebel leadership hideout': military

By Agencies

Sri Lanka's military said Thursday its warplanes have "completely destroyed" a Tamil Tiger leadership hideout near the northern town of Kilinochchi.

"Sri Lanka Air Force fighter jets targeted an LTTE (Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam) senior leaders' gathering at Jayapoor in Kilinochchi," the defence ministry said in a statement.

"Pilots confirmed that the location was completely destroyed," it added.

The pro-rebel TamilNet website, however, said the bombs hit a civilian area and that seven people were wounded. (AP)