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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

Death toll of the Sunday suicide bomb attack increased

Colombo, 28 December, ( Government Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara says eight people have been killed and 17 others suffered injuries in the Sunday suicide bomb attack close to St Anne's Catholic Church, at Hekitta, Wattala .

A suspected LTTE suicide bomber exploded himself in front of the Civil Defence Force office located on the Church Road on Sunday morning.

An Army officer and 6 other CDF personnel were among those killed in the bomb blast. 13 CDF personnel and 4 civilians including a woman were reported injured due to the bomb blast.

The injured have been admitted to Teaching Hospital, Ragama and National Hospital, Colombo. Sources in the Ragama hospital said that 2 of the 10 injured admitted to the hospital are in serious condition. Later, a CDF guard and a civilian who were among injured admitted to the National Hospital, Colombo had succumbed to injuries.

According to eyewitnesses, the suicide bomber had exploded himself when he was stopped by the security personnel on guard from entering the CDF office.

Meanwhile the government said a massive investigation is underway.
Meanwhile Minister of Information and Media Mr. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa has condemned the attack.

- Asian Tribune -

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