Sri Lanka suicide bombing kills five: police

Sri Lanka's state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene (L) takes part in a press conference in Colombo on April 24, 2019. - A Sri Lankan security dragnet hunting those responsible for horrifying bombings that claimed more than 350 lives has scooped up a further 18 suspects, police said April 24, as pressure mounted on politicians to explain why no one acted on intelligence warnings. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

June 16, 2008 (AFP) – A suspected Tamil Tiger rebel detonated explosives carried on his motorcycle in northern Sri Lanka Monday, killing at least five people and wounded many more, police said. Vavuniya borders Tamil rebel-held territory further north of the island. The suicide bomber staged the attack directly in front of a police administration office in the town of Vavuniya, 258 kilometres (160 miles) north of Colombo, a police official said.

He said the area was sealed off as victims were being rushed to hospital.