Sri Lankan officials say suspected Tamil Tiger rebels have attacked a Hindu religious procession, wounding four people, including two children.
The officials say today's (Sunday) incident happened in the city of Batticaloa in the country's volatile east. They say attackers riding a motorcycle opened fire on a religious service.
No one has claimed responsibility, but local police believe the attack was aimed at the chief custodian of one of the Hindu temples (Rasamanickam Mathialagan.) The pro-rebel TamilNet web site alleges the man was a former informant for the government military intelligence service.
The Tamil Tigers have fought for a separate homeland for more than two decades. More than 60-thousand people were killed before the two sides signed a ceasefire in 2002.