Huge blast in Colombo, suicide bomber suspected(Lead)

May 16th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by admin  

Colombo, May 16 (IANS) A powerful bomb, apparently triggered by a suicide bomber, exploded in the heart of Colombo during rush hour Friday morning, killing and wounding an unspecified number of people. Military officials and witnesses said the deafening blast took place near Hotel Hilton, in the commercial district of the Sri Lankan capital.

The attack was apparently targeted at a police bus that was passing by. Ambulances quickly evacuated the wounded to hospitals.

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