The Maldives coastguard opened fire on a vessel suspected of carrying members of the Tamil Tigers from Sri Lanka [May 17], after a 12-hour stand-off. The boat was sunk and five people on board detained. [Maldivian authorites say the vessel was sunk, and five people on board have been detained. The Tamil Tigers have denied involvement.] [BBC, May 17]
From Madrid11.net Security Briefs, May 17
See our last post on Sri Lanka.