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Fishermen injured in Sri Lankan navy attack

Five Indian fishermen have been injured in a Sri Lankan Navy attack.The fishermen were part of a group of 2,788 who had gone out to sea in 697 boats on Saturday, fisheries department officials said.

The officials said Sri Lankan Naval personnel came to the area in four patrol vessels, fired in the air and surrounded them.

They later boarded a boat and beat up the five fishermen with sticks, damaged their nets and threw the nets into the sea.

In another incident, fishermen in 10 boats off this coastal town were warned at gunpoint not to cross the International Maritime Boundary Line, officials said.
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