12 arrested for grenade attack in Colombo

June 1st, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by admin  

Colombo, June 1 (Xinhua) Twelve people have been arrested over Saturday’s grenade attack in the Sri Lankan capital that killed two civilians, the police said Sunday. The blast in Wellawatta killed two civilians and injured 10. The motive behind the blast could not be immediately known, the police said. The 12 arrested were of Tamil decent.

A bus bound for the eastern town of Batticaloa was parked near the site of the attack. “We are investigating if someone had hurled the grenade,” police spokesman Ranjith Gunasekera told reporters.

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