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Claymore blast in Colombo

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 June 2006, 01:17 GMT]
Sri Lankan military officials reported a Claymore explosion in SL capital Colombo, at Mahapage, 50 meters from the Welisara Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) camp in Ragama, on Colombo-Negombo Road, Tuesday morning around 4:45 a.m. A bus driver was wounded in the blast, which is the first claymore attack to be reported in Colombo.

Sri Lanka Navy officials in Colombo said that a civilian driver of a Sri Lankan Transport Board bus from the Welisara depot was wounded and was rushed to Ragama hospital.

The attackers had targeted a Sri Lanka Navy convoy, police sources said.

A cordon and search operation was launched at the blast site.

Mahapage is located 11.2 km northeast of Colombo.

Claymore blast in Colombo

 

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