Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen were injured on Sunday when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan navy personnel while fishing near Talaimannar, near the island nation, police said.

The naval personnel opened fire in the air before attacking the fishermen. They also snapped fishing nets in five boats, police said.

All the fishermen returned to Rameswaram after the incident and some were admitted to a private hospital in Ramanathapuram with minor injuries, police said.

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