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Bomb attack targets Sri Lankan minister in Colombo

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 October 2008, 09:36 GMT]
A bomb attack has targeted the convoy of Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lanka's Minister of Agricultural Development and former Secretary of SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa's SLFP, at Piriwena Junction in Boralesgamuwa in Colombo Thursday around 1:15 p.m., killing at least one person and causing injuries to seven, Police said. A deputy minister, Siripala Gamlath, sustained injuries in the balst.

Police said the attack was carried out by a human bomber strapped with explosives.

 

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