Sri Lanka accuses rebels of shooting at ancient shrine

Sri Lanka accuses rebels of shooting at ancient shrine
Sri Lanka accuses rebels of shooting at ancient shrine

Most of Sri Lanka's minority ethnic Tamils are Hindu, while the majority Sinhalese are predominantly Buddhist, according to the AP.

On Monday, a group of rebels opened fire with small arms from three sides on the Somawathi shrine, about 170 kilometers northeast of the capital, Colombo, said a statement from the government's Media Center for National Security.