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8 killed, 27 wounded, Bomb blast in Colombo targets STF vehicle

[TamilNet, Monday, 28 May 2007, 12:39 GMT]
A bomb exploded in Ratmalana near the domestic airport Monday around 5:30 p.m., targeting a military vehicle on Galle Road at Gohumadama junction. Eight civilians have succumbed to their injuries and 27 including 6 STF elite troopers were wounded in the blast, Police said.

Ratmalana blast
(Photo: Associated Press)
The blast targetted a vehicle carrying STF troopers travelling from Kattukurunte training base to Kadawatte STF camp.

The bomb was placed on a roof of a shop. Four shops were damaged in the explosion, police said.

Wounded persons were rushed to Panandura and Kalubowila hospital.


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