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Sri Lanka: More than 15 feared killed and 40 injured in Bus bomb explosion

15 civilians are feared dead due to an explosion triggered inside a Matara bound private bus from Colombo bearing no – HZ 1709, at Seenigama, near the Kahawa junction, 16 miles North West of Galle, on 06th January 2007, at around 02.35p.m.

Police sources suspect the explosion to be a suicidal attack, more likely which holds the trade mark of the most treacherous LTTE terrorist organization. The Ambalangoda Police officials said that. remains of two bodies  suspected to be LTTE female suicide bombers were recovered scattered at the scene.

The Ambalangoda Police further said that 10 bodies were immediately transferred to the General hospital at Balapitiya and another dozen were admitted. Balapitiya hospital officials said that seven males and three females were among the dead.

The Police sources further said that more than 40 civilians are feared seriously injured due to the explosion.

Meanwhile, Karapitiya hospital sources confirmed that the casualty figures admitted have risen to twenty(20). Eight of the injured are said to undergo immediate operations as their medical status were feared serious.

The traffic along the Galle – Colombo (A-2), is being diverted and the commuters are advised to use alternative routes.

The tragedy at Kahawa junction – Ambalangoda, is the consecutive explosion alleged triggered off by LTTE terrorist within 24 hours targeting civilians transportation. The LTTE suicidal attempts targeting civilians transportation   has become a custom of the terrorist outfit to repulse the military thrust against its escalation of violence in the North and East.

On 15th June, 2006 the terrorists outfit blew a public bus transporting civilians at Kebithigollewa- Anuradhapura, killing at least 64 people including 15 children. –MoD

More information will follow.

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January 6, 2007 - Posted by | News and politics, South Asia, World News

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