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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

LTTE suicide attack in Vavuniya: 12 police personnel killed, 20 others injured

Colombo, 16 June, ( LTTE continues with its sucide attack and today it was in Vavuniya. In the attack 12 police personnel including 3 woman police constables were killed and over 20 others have suffered injuries when a motorbike ridding LTTE suicide cadre blew himself in front of the Senior Superintendent of Police office complex in Vavuniya this morning.

The suspected LTTE attacker reported to have arrived in a motor bicycle and the explosion had occurred around 7.10 this morning. The attacker had targeted Police personnel leaving the SSP office to various duty points, according to Defence sources.

A total of 23 people were admitted to the general hospital at Vavuniya, including 19 Police personnel and 4 civilians, the Defence sources said. A school girl is also among the victims who suffered injuries, hospital sources further said.

"The LTTE targeted both the police and civilians by carrying out this attack on the main road," military spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara said by telephone from the capital, Colombo. The blast came "when a change of duty took place."

- Asian Tribune –

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