Two Sri Lankan police were killed on March 26 while escorting Japanese aid workers and three civilians were killed in crossfire between the military and Tamil Tiger rebels. The two police were killed and seven others, including three civilians, were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded at the rear of a Japanese aid convoy visiting an agricultural irrigation project in Vavunathivu, northeast of Colombo. The Japanese were not hurt in the blast, which occurred after the main convoy had already passed, according to a deputy inspector. (Reuters)

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