May 27, 1995 in Nation/World

Tamil Rebels Kill 42 In Attack On Village

Compiled From Wire Services

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.

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