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Bomb explodes in Colombo, 45 wounded

[TamilNet, Saturday, 30 August 2008, 07:01 GMT]
At least 45 persons were wounded when a bomb exploded in Colombo around 12:15 p.m. Saturday. The blast has taken place in the pavement of Olcott Mawatte in Pettah, Police said. Medical sources said some of the wounded were in critical condition.

The wounded were rushed to Colombo hospital.

The explosion was caused by a tiny designed bomb, according to initial assessment by the police.

Blast in Colombo
Explosion site in Olcott Mawatha, Pettah

 

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