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10 killed in Colombo blast

May 16, 2008 16:22 IST
Last Updated: May 16, 2008 18:19 IST

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18 killed in bomb explosion near Colombo

Ten people were killed and over 90 others injured on Friday when a motorcycle-borne Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam suicide bomber rammed into a bus carrying police personnel in the heart of Colombo, officials said.

The incident took place near Sambuddhaloka Viharaya at the fort area, the defence ministry said.

Officials said nine police personnel were killed when the motorbike-ridden suicide bomber from the LTTE hit the bus.

More than 90 people, including 62 civilians, were also injured and have been admitted to the National Hospital, Director General of the hospital Hector Weerasinghe, said.

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