Sri Lanka train blast near capital

May 26, 2008 (LBO) – A blast ripped through a train in a suburb of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo during the evening rush hour, police said. Updated

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For updates in Sinhala go to Police spokesman Ranjith Gunesekera said a number of passengers were injured and several were feared dead.

The blast went off inside a railway carriage in Dehiwala, south of the capital on a train bound for Panadura.

Authorities have been warning people to be vigilant for bomb attacks by the Tamil Tigers on civilian targets.

Over the weekend a bomb was discovered in a bus.

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