Sri Lanka suicide bomb attack in capital Colombo

Nov 28, 2007 (LBO) – A female Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew herself up Wednesday morning in front of the office of a minority Tamil political party in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, the Defence Ministry said. It gave no other details.

The blast came a day after a speech by Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran in which he warned that they would hit back at the government.

The attack was in front of the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) office, on Park Road in the Narahenpita area of Colombo city limits, the Defence Ministry said.

EPDP leader Douglas Devananda, a former Tamil militant, has survived several attempt on his life by the Tigers.

At least three people were wounded in the blast, the AFP news agency quoted police as saying.

Three injured, two in serious condition, were brought to the city’s General Hospital, a hospital official told AFP.

Police and the military said they were still checking on casualties and whether the bomber was dead.

(Updated)