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'Four killed' in Sri Lanka attack
At least four people have died in a grenade attack on a Tamil Tiger office in eastern Sri Lanka, the army says.

It was unclear who carried out the attack in a suburb of Trincomalee. Military officials said a breakaway rebel faction might be to blame.

The pro-rebel TamilNet website said at least seven unidentified gunmen were involved, and that two rebel officials and two civilians had died.

Tensions in the east have risen since a split in rebel ranks last year.

Talks impasse

The Tamil Tigers say the military supports the breakaway faction - an allegation the authorities deny.

The government in turn accuses the rebels of killing their opponents, in breach of a ceasefire agreed between rebels and government in 2002.

The truce is still in effect, but peace talks have been stalled for more than two years.

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