Blast hits Sri Lankan bus, 20 killed

June 6th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Colombo , June 6 (ANI): At least 20 people have been killed and 40 injured in a bomb explosion in a bus in Colombo .

The explosion in a southern suburb of Colombo came two days after suspected Tamil Tiger rebels blew up a rail track near the Sri Lankan capital wounding 27 people.

BBC quoted military spokesman Brig Udaya Nananyakkara as saying, the Tamil Tiger rebels had detonated a roadside bomb that targeted the bus in the suburb of Moratuwa.

The explosion comes as the Sri Lankan army continues a large-scale offensive against Tamil Tiger separatists in the north of the country.

On Wednesday, at least 24 people were injured when a packed commuter train in the city was hit by a bomb. (ANI)

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