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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 731

Sri Lanka police suspect headless female body as LTTE suicide bomber

Munza Mushtaq – Reporting from Colombo

Colombo, 07 January, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lankan police suspect the body of a decapitated woman recovered from the site of Saturday afternoon's bomb blast as the suspected LTTE suicide bomber. Hospital workers help police officials to remove dead bodies from a damaged bus in Godagama. Hospital workers help police officials to remove dead bodies from a damaged bus in Godagama.

"The arms and head of the woman were detached from the body and we suspect her to be the bomber," police sources claimed.

Saturday's blast aboard a private bus south of Sri Lanka, incidentally a critical tourist destination killed 15 and injured more than 25 of which several remain in serious condition and have been transferred to the Colombo National Hospital.

Initial and unconfirmed reports disclose that the suspected suicide bomber had boarded the bus from Colombo and at the time of the blast, the bomb was on her lap.

Already some three persons have been questioned on suspicion, but no arrests have been made still. The blast occurred at around 2.35 p.m. on the Ambalangoda – Hikkaduwa Galle road. Majority of the injured are still being treated at the Karapitiya and Balapitiya hospital.

Meanwhile, another 20 persons were questioned since last evening following Friday evening's bomb blast which killed 6 and injured nearly 50. Friday's bomb went off at around 6.30 p.m. on the Colombo – Kandy road.

Special task force soldiers are seen inside the wreckage of a bus in Meetiyagoda.Special task force soldiers are seen inside the wreckage of a bus in Meetiyagoda.

- Asian Tribune -

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