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Tamils demand army withdrawal after Sri Lanka clashes

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Sri Lanka's main Tamil party on Thursday demanded troops be withdrawn to barracks in the former rebel heartland of Jaffna after the worst ethnic violence since the end of the island's 37-year conflict.

Twenty students were wounded, seven of whom needed hospital treatment, in clashes with security forces at Jaffna University on Wednesday, underscoring the tensions in the region despite the end of the conflict in May 2009.AFP


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