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Lankan Navy opens fire, Indian fisherman killed

Last updated on: January 13, 2011 11:34 IST

A fisherman from Tamil Nadu was killed after the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly opened fire mid-sea, official sources said on Thursday.

Officials of the fisheries department said that three fishermen -- Pandian, Manikandan and Manivannan  -- had left Jagadapattinnamener near Pudukottai for fishing on Wednesday.

While they were fishing in the sea nearly 14 nautical miles from Jadapattinam, Sri Lankan Navy personnel, who were in a ship, allegedly fired indiscriminately at them. While Pandian died on the spot, the two others escaped, they said.

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