April 22, 2024


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21 dead in Sri Lanka bombing

New attack in Sri Lanka, still attributed to Tamil rebels. A bomb exploded on Friday when a bus passed in full rush hour in the southern suburbs of Colombo, the capital. The death toll is at least 21 dead and around 50 injured. According to the police demining team, the bomb that was by the side of the road was detonated from a distance.

On Wednesday, still near Colombo, an explosion on a railway line left more than twenty people injured. The attack was blamed on the Tamil Tigers. This armed group has been fighting since 1972 for the independence of the north and northeast of Sri Lanka. A ceasefire was broken last January by the government.