Bomb blast in Colombo, 5 injured

September 29th, 2008 - 11:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Colombo, Sept 29 (ANI): At least five were injured in a blast that took place in Colombo on Monday, hospital sources said.
According to military sources, five vehicles were also damaged in the blast.
They added that the blast took place in the busy Pettah market area of Colombo, located next to the Fort, a heavily guarded area of government offices.
With this blast, the figure of blasts since August 30 rose to six.
Police suspects involvement of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) guerrillas in the blast.
Earlier this week, the rebels skirmished with soldiers on patrol in the park, one of Sri Lanka’’s major tourist attractions.
The Tigers are on U.S., European Union and Indian terrorist lists and have, since 1983, waged a war against successive governments led by the Sinhala majority.
Their aim is to create a separate homeland for Sri Lanka’’s minority Tamil people. (ANI)

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