Cop explodes grenade while hugging his girlfriend

A constable exploded a grenade, killing himself and his estranged fiancee, at the police garage in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo Friday, an official told AFP. A constable exploded a grenade, killing himself and his estranged fiancee, at the police garage in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo Friday, an official told AFP. The man ordered colleagues out of a room in the police facility and then exploded the grenades while hugging his girl friend, who is also a police department employee, a senior police officer said.

“This is the first suicide bomb attack from a policeman,” the officer said.

A woman suicide bomber exploded explosives strapped to her bra at a police station here earlier this month, killing herself and four policemen in an attack relating to Tamil guerrilla violence.