Monday, December 29, 2008

LTTE suicide bomb blast near Catholic Church ; 8 killed, 17 injured - Wattala

Police seek civilian cooperation to identify the alleged suicide bomber.
LTTE terrorists have approved out a suicide bomb assault near the holy St Anne's church, Hekitta, Wattla in the north of Sri Lankan assets this morning (Dec 28). According to police sources, a gentleman suicide bomber has exploded himself approximately 9 AM in face of the Civil Defence Force office on the church road.
Eight people have been killed and 17 others suffered injuries in the attack. An Army officer and 6 other CDF personnel were in the middle of those killed in the bomb blast. 13 CDF personnel and 4 civilians including a women were reported injured due to the bomb blast.
The upset 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 grave condition. Later, a CDF protector and a civilian who were in the middle of injured admitted to the National Hospital, Colombo had succumbed to injuries.
According to eyewitnesses, the suicide bomber had exploded himself when he was stopped up by the security personnel on guard from toward the inside the CDF office.

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