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Tamil Tiger sniper kills govt soldier in Sri Lanka
Updated: 2005-08-16 15:44

A suspected Tamil Tiger rebel sniper shot and killed a government soldier Tuesday, police said, AP reported.

The assailants also opened fire on a separate army guard post in northeastern Sri Lanka, police said, but no one was injured.

The attacks were the first killing of a government soldier since the assassination of the country's foreign minister on Friday. That killing heightened fears that Sri Lanka's three-year-old cease-fire may collapse.

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