Blast in Colombo, two wounded (Lead)

January 3rd, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Jan 3 (IANS) Two people were wounded in a minor bomb explosion near the Red Mosque in Colombo Saturday evening, defence sources said.Two vehicles were also damaged in the blast around 4.55 p.m. The wounded were rushed to the Colombo National Hospital.

“According to available evidence, the blast occurred inside a van,” the defence ministry said.

The motive behind the blast was not immediately known.

This is the second blast in two consecutive days. On Friday, a suspected Tamil Tiger bomber carried out a suicide attack near the Air Force camp in the heart of Colombo, killing two people and wounding 32.

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