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Suspected Tamil Rebel Detonates Explosives Strapped to Her Body Near Sri Lankan PM Office

HeadlineJan 05, 2000

In Sri Lanka, a suspected Tamil rebel detonated explosives strapped to her body while police tried to search her near the prime minister’s office today, killing herself and 10 others. Hours later, gunmen assassinated a pro-Tamil politician. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam have been fighting for a separate homeland for the minority Tamil people since 1983.

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