Two killed, 10 wounded in Sri Lanka blast

January 21st, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Jan 21 (IANS) At least two people, including a policeman, were killed and 10 people, including four schoolchildren, were wounded in a powerful blast by suspected LTTE cadres in Sri Lanka’s eastern Batticaloa district, an official said Wednesday.Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said that a claymore bomb fixed to a bicycle and kept at a petrol pump opposite the Batticaloa police station exploded around 7.30 a.m. Wednesday, killing two people and injuring 10 more.

“Among the killed were a police sergeant and one civilian. Ten people including two policemen, four schoolchildren and a teacher were wounded in the blast and admitted to Batticaloa hospital,” Nanayakkara said.

He said that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres “facing humiliating military defeats in the north” were now engaged in such desperate attacks.

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