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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tamil Tigers Strike Port

COLOMBO () -- Sri Lankan navy patrols sank two Tamil Tiger rebel suicide boats that raced into a Colombo port at dawn Friday firing at ships indiscriminately, witnesses and the country's shipping minister said.

Two rebel suicide divers were blown up as they swam through the northern entrance to the port, an important South Asian trans-shipment hub, during the attack, they said.

Ports and Shipping Minister Mohamed Ashraff said the rebels may have targeted the port infrastructure itself or may have been aiming for a liquid petroleum gas ship.