Navy bus attacked with landmine in Sri Lanka

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels exploded a powerful landmine in north-western Sri Lanka, killing or injuring about 30 sailors travelling in a bus, a defence ministry official said. Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels exploded a powerful landmine in north-western Sri Lanka, killing or injuring about 30 sailors travelling in a bus, a defence ministry official said. “There were 30 sailors in the bus and we are now in the process of evacuating the dead and the wounded,” the official said on Friday.

“We don’t have the precise casualty figure at the moment,” the official said.

The landmine exploded at Pesalai, where three Sri Lankan sailors were killed in a battle with rebels on Thursday, the official said. – AFP

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