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8 more fishermen attacked by SL Navy

Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen from Vellapalam, were found by Vedaranyam on Sunday, with internal injuries, allegedly as a result of an attack by the Sri Lankan Navy, reported The Hindu.

One fishermen had a knife wound, whilst others alleged to have been attacked with pipes and ropes, and their nets slashed. The men are admitted to Vedaranyam hospital.

The fishermen who left the coast of Vellapalam on Saturday morning, deny crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line. However, according to The Hindu, a GPS reading places them 38 nautical miles south-east off Arcottuthurai - inside Sri Lanka's claimed territorial waters.

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