Bomb hurled at tsunami relief centre in Sri Lanka, 10 wounded

A bomb was thrown at a tsunami relief centre in a volatile northeastern town in Sri Lanka early Wednesday, injuring at least nine civilians and a soldier, police said, blaming the attack on Tamil Tiger rebels. A bomb was thrown at a tsunami relief centre in a volatile northeastern town in Sri Lanka early Wednesday, injuring at least nine civilians and a soldier, police said, blaming the attack on Tamil Tiger rebels. The bomb was hurled at a security post at the centre in the town of Muttur, police said. The town has been gripped by unrest since four men were killed when a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) office was attacked on Sunday.

The nine civilians hurt in the attack were all survivors of December’s tsunami, which killed more than 31,000 people in Sri Lanka and initially displaced a million.

All the wounded were admitted to hospital, the police official from the district capital of Trincomalee said. -AFP