Roadside bomb kills two Sri Lankan soldiers

Sept 15, 2007 (AFP) – A roadside bomb set off by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed at least two government soldiers and wounded seven others in northern Sri Lanka, the defence ministry said on Saturday. More than 5,400 people have been killed in fighting in the past 21 months following the breakdown of a Norwegian-brokered truce.

The blast targeted a military bus in the Jaffna peninsula on Friday night, the ministry said in a statement.

The attack came as the ministry earlier on Friday said that security forces shot dead at least 10 Tamil Tiger rebels who tried to attack an army position in the same region.