Second bus bomb attack kills 10 in Sri Lanka: military

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives with flowers to receive blessings at the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday 4 April 2018. On wednesday (4), Wickremesinghe survived a no-confidence motion in the Sri Lankan parliament with a 46 vote majority after a 12-hour debate with 122 MPs voted in his support while 76 MPs voting to remove the prime minister. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Feb 4, 2008 (AFP) – A powerful roadside bomb killed at least 10 civilians and wounded several others Monday in northeastern Sri Lanka, the day’s second attack against a bus on the island, a military official said. Hours earlier, a similar mine attack against a military vehicle in the south left one soldier dead and three others wounded.

A large number of casualties were taken to hospital following the bombing, a military official in the area said by telephone. No further details were immediately available.