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Sri Lankan Separatist Chief Wounded in Foot

November 02, 1987|Reuters

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's elusive Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran was wounded in the foot while slipping past Indian troops assaulting his separatist fighters in their battered northern bastion, military officials said today.

Sri Lankan officials said informers spotted the 32-year-old leader limping after treatment at a hospital in Vadamarachchi, in the northeast corner of the Jaffna Peninsula.

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