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Claymore attack in Colombo kills 22 civilians, 50 wounded

[TamilNet, Friday, 06 June 2008, 02:45 GMT]
At least 22 civilians, including 8 females, were killed and more than 50 wounded when a Claymore mine targeted a bus at Katubedda, near the University of Moratuwa, 18 km south of Colombo at 7:35 a.m. Friday, Police said. The wounded were rushed to Lunawa and Kalubowila hospitals. Police has clamped down a curfew in Katubedda area.

Sri Lanka Army and the police have closed the roads in Moratuwa between Piliyandala and Kottawa, Morattuwa Ratmalana and launched a search operation in the area.

The bus with registration number 29-1885 on route 255 was heading to Mt. Lavinia from Kottawa.


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