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12 policemen killed, 23 injured in Vavuniyaa explosion

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 June 2008, 02:57 GMT]
An unidentified rider in a motorbike detonated an explosive in front of the office of the Senior Superintendent of the Police (SSP) around 7:15 a.m. killing 12 Sri Lankan policemen and himself, and injuring 23, according to Vavuniyaa Police. Four of the wounded were civilians. Two schoolchildren sustained minor injuries in the blast.

The attacker rode into a police barrack while the group of policemen were emerging from the office located along the A-9 road.

 

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