The LTTE terrorists have carried out a cowardly bomb attack for the second time of the day inside a public transport bus around 3.50 p.m in Pollgolla, Kandy today, June 6.
According to the available information 2 civilians were killed while another 20 more suffered injuries due to the explosion.
The bus, bearing number cp HE 7503, was plying from Mathale to Kandy via Waththegama, and the explosion occurred near the Teachers' Training School in Polgolla, sources said. More than 20 civilians were onboard when the bomb exploded.
Kandy hospital sources said 12 victims suffered injuries have already been admitted to the hospital following the explosion. Seven among them are in critical condition now being treated in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Kandy hospital, hospital sources further said. Few victims were admitted to the Katugastota hospital too.
The bomb had been planted in the rear of the bus and it had been triggered by using a remote controller.
Meanwhile, an LTTE terrorist who had planted the bomb has already been taken into custody when he was trying to escape the scene, police sources said. A wire role and a bottle of poison were also found in his possession, police sources further added. A search operation is now underway in the area.
Earlier, during rush hours this morning, June 6, LTTE terrorists exploded a claymore mine targeting another public transport bus killing 20 civilians and injuring more than 60 others in Katubedda, Moratuwa.
LTTE is a ruthless terrorist organization fighting for a mono ethnic separate homeland for the Tamils in Sri Lanka since 1983. During 3 decades of its bloody terror war against Sri Lankan citizen it has killed tens and thousands of innocent civilians in village massacres, bus bombings, train bombings, suicide bombings, and etc.
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