Colombo rocked by Tamil Tiger air raids

SRI Lanka has been hit by rebel raids which have seen fuel facilities bombed.Tamil Tiger rebels carried out the air raids on locations around the capital Colombo.

SRI Lanka has been hit by rebel raids which have seen fuel facilities bombed.

Tamil Tiger rebels carried out the air raids on locations around the capital Colombo.

Government officials said a gas storage depot was on fire. It was not immediately clear if there had been casualties.

Sri Lankan Air Force jets responded by attacking Tamil Tiger areas.

When the Tamil attacks were taking place in the capital government troops had attempted to stop them by firing anti-aircraft guns.

Colombo's power was also cut off.

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The raids are the second time the Tigers have used their aircraft to attack key targets.

More updates to follow.