Tamil Rebels Kill 42 In Attack On Village
Tamil rebels attacked a fishing village early Friday and killed at least 42 civilians, an official said. Eighteen of the dead were women and children.
The guerrillas fired rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns at a military camp that surrounds the village of Kallarawa, then set fire to the camp and huts where 65 Sinhalese and Muslim families live, a military official said.
Most of the 40 soldiers who guard the isolated village were searching nearby jungles when the assault occurred.