Bomb explodes in Batticaloa market
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
A powerful bomb exploded in the crowded Batticaloa market this morning at 9.15am. One civilian was killed and seventeen were wounded in the explosion.
The condition of five, including two women vegetable vendors, is said to be serious. They have been rushed to the Batticaloa hospital.
Unconfirmed reports said that two policemen who were buying provisions there were also wounded in the explosion.
The army and Police have closed the bridge to the town and have sealed off the Kottaimunai area where the market located.
No one has been allowed to enter the town.