Eight killed in Sri Lanka blast

At least eight sailors were killed in northern Sri Lanka Thursday when their bus was hit by a land mine explosion, military officials said. At least eight sailors were killed in northern Sri Lanka Thursday when their bus was hit by a land mine explosion, military officials said. Another eight sailors escaped with injuries in attack at Chettikulam in the district of Vavuniya, a military official said, adding that the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was suspected of responsibility.

On Saturday, 15 sailors died in a suicide attack which sank their gun boat in the north-eastern port district of Trincomalee. – AFP

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