Bomb blasts in Talawakelle

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Two bombs went off in the hill country town of Talawakelle in the early hours of the morning today, destroying a transformer near the local school and an oil storage tank in the Barewell tea estate, two kilometers from the town.

Another bomb was found and defused on a larger tank in the same estate.

An SLA unit rushed to the area this morning from Nuwra Eliya along with the Police following the blasts.

Three Tamil youth were arrested by the Police on suspicion said sources in Talawakelle.

The army returned after a search operation they said. The Police blamed the Liberation Tigers for the bombs.


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