Sri Lanka police find phone card used by suicide bomber

CEAT Kelani Holdings Managing Director Ravi Dadlani (right) and Lanka Ashok Leyland CEO Umesh Gautham exchange the OEM agreement

April 28, 2006 (AFP) – Sri Lankan police have found the mobile phone card used by a female suicide bomber who tried to assassinate the country’s army chief and hope it will lead them to other suspects, they said Friday. Officials said Friday that Foneska, who was critically injured, was out of danger and improving. Investigators believe the 21-year-old woman who carried out Tuesday’s attack inside the tightly guarded army headquarters in Colombo had an accomplice who guided her by mobile telephone, a police officer said.

“We have found the SIM card of her mobile phone,” a police officer involved in the probe said. “Witnesses have said that she was on the phone as she jumped at the commander’s car.”

He said the phone card, containing data about a user’s calls, “is extremely useful to track down her contacts and the people who had been in touch with her.”

Army chief Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka and 30 others were wounded in the attack while seven guards and two civilians were killed.

The suicide bomber was blown to pieces and only her left leg below the knee was left intact.

Investigators found her head hanging by her hair in a tree.

Police said her mobile phone was also destroyed but they mana

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