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Sri Lankan police arrest Tamil woman after explosion in Kilinochchi

Sri Lanka’s Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) arrested Tamil woman in Kilinochchi, accusing her of involvement with an explosion that occurred earlier in the week and of possessing an allegedly home-made banner to mark Black Tigers Day.

The arrest occurred after a reported explosion in the area which injured a family member who is a former LTTE cadre.

The arrested woman is reported to be a teacher in the local area.

Sri Lankan security forces carried out a search of the area and also claimed to have discovered a banner to mark Black Tigers Day.

The latest arrest comes after Sri Lankan security forces have increased their targeting of Tamils in the North-East. Last week, more than 20 Tamils were arrested, including a child, on charges of attempting to “regroup the LTTE”. The military crackdown comes amidst an increased military presence which includes several checkpoints in the region.


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