Three killed, dozens injured in Sri Lanka blast (Lead)

October 6th, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Oct 6 (IANS) Three people, including two opposition leaders, were killed and over a dozen injured in a blast in Sri Lanka’s north-central town of Anuradhapura, defence officials said.Maj. Gen (Retired) Janaka Perera, who is a member of the main opposition United National Party (UNP), his wife and another opposition member were killed in the blast.

It was not immediately confirmed whether it was a suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, as had been mentioned in initial reports.

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