Sri Lankan military says 16 rebels, one police officer killed in violence in the north

Sri Lankan army troops waged a series of attacks against Tamil separatists in the volatile north, killing 14 rebels, while a police officer was killed by a land mine, the military said Thursday.


In other violence, two Tamil Tiger fighters hiding in the ceiling of a house in the government-controlled Jaffna peninsula blew themselves up as soldiers searched the building Thursday morning, the military said.The rebels were killed instantly and six occupants of the house were injured. (AP)


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