Blast in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo

Aug 14 – (LBO) A powerful blast ripped through the Colombo suburb of Kollupitya Killing seven people including military officials, residents and police said. At least four of the dead appear to be military officials, hospital sources said.

The Police Special Task spokesman told a local television station that a car bomb in a 3-wheeler had exploded.

Police say a white military jeep has caught the brunt of the blast which is believed to be a claymore mine.