Eight injured as roadside bomb explodes in Anpuvallipuram

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 13:08 GMT]
Eight civilians, all Tamil women, were injured in an explosion that took place Tuesday afternoon around 3 p.m. in Anpuvallipuram, a suburb along Trincomalee-Anuradhapuram road located about 3 km off east port town. The women were engaged in shramadana (voluntary work) campaign cleaning the side walks along the road when the explosion occurred, police said.

Police sources claimed a bomb hidden in the refuse had accidentally detonated during the cleanup activity.

The injured were admitted to the Trincomalee general hospital, sources said.

A combined search operation was launched immediately in the area by the SLA, security sources said.

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