Sri Lanka suicide bombing kills five: police

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.