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Sri Lanka claims biggest post-war Tiger ammo find

Published on May 11, 2014 12:49 AM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's military said on Saturday it had unearthed the biggest cache of pistol ammunition buried in the former war zone amid government claims that Tiger rebels are trying regroup.

Naval troops found the buried ammunition on Friday in the coastal area of Mullaittivu where the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Ltte) leadership was wiped out in a final offensive in May 2009, the navy said in a statement.

"This is the largest stock of Ltte pistol ammunition ever to be recovered by the security forces," navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said.

"We think this ammunition was buried over five years ago."

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