Many killed in suicide bomb blast in Sri Lanka

February 9th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Feb 9 (Xinhua) Many civilians were reported killed and injured due to a suicide explosion in a camp for the internally displaced in Sri Lanka’s north, defence officials said.

“Many civilians were reported killed and injured when an LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) woman suicide bomber detonated herself among thousands of civilians,” an official said.

The woman bomber had exploded herself while being checked by the military at Visuwamadu in Mullaitivu district between 11.30 a.m. and noon.

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