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Sri Lanka: Blast in bus kills seven
April 07, 2007 11:11 IST
Seven people were killed and 26 wounded when suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebels blew up a civilian bus in northern Sri Lanka on Saturday.
The bomb, planted on a tree-top, exploded as the crowded bus passed by in the Vavuniya district, 250 km north of Colombo, a police official in the area said over telephone.
Among those dead was a soldier, hospital sources in Vavuniya said, adding that seven soldiers escaped with injuries.
There was no immediate word from the Tamil Tiger rebels.
The attack came five days after a bomb exploded inside a bus in the east of the island, killing 17 people and wounding 25.